One Skillet Smoked Sausage and Orzo

One Skillet Smoked Sausage and Orzo


Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 (13 ounce) package Eckrich Smoked Sausage in Natural Casing, thinly sliced on a bias
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 cups bite sized broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 thinly sliced green onions, for garnish


  1. Place a 12 inch skillet over medium heat. Once skillet is hot add 1 tablespoon oil.
  2. Add sausage and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Transfer sausage to a plate and return skillet to stove.
  4. Add remaining oil and saute onion for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add bell pepper and garlic and continue to saute for an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Add broccoli, thyme and orzo to skillet and stir together. Cook for about 1 minute.
  7. Add sausage back to skillet and stir together to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Pour stock into skillet, give everything a good stir, raise heat to high, and bring mixture to a boil.
  9. Lower heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 13 to 15 minutes or until all stock has been absorbed and orzo and broccoli have cooked through.
  10. Uncover, remove from heat and gently fluff mixture with a fork.
  11. Sprinkle top with sliced green onions and serve.