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One-Pot Orzo Vegetable Soup Recipe


10 minutes


35 minutes



Have I mentioned lately how much I like soup? Because all I want to do is make this incredibly flavourful one-pot vegetable orzo soup recipe. This healthy and easy to make recipe is perfect for warming up, all while helping you get the nutrients you need – all in one bowl. Perfect for these chilly days.

Bowls of vegetable orzo soup on wood table. 

Bowls of vegetable orzo soup on wood table.

My vegetable orzo soup recipe is plant-based, dairy-free and sugar-free. And did I mention you only need one pot and will be ready in only 30 minutes? You wouldn’t know it since this recipe tastes like it has been simmering for hours with all of its amazing aromas from all the fresh ingredients you use in this recipe. As a result, I always feel like I’m getting all the nutrients I need in one bowl.

So why not give it a try?

Bowls of vegetable orzo soup on wood table.

Bowls of vegetable orzo soup on wood table.

This vegetable orzo soup is easy to make and filled with many delicious flavours. And ingredients like orzo, tomatoes, and potatoes make this healthy dish feel like the ultimate comfort food. 

My one-pot vegetable orzo soup is:

  • Healthy
  • Hearty
  • Flavourful
  • Plant-Based
  • Sugar-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Heart Healthy
  • Rich in Nutrients
  • Delicious

Looking for the perfect pairing to go with this vegetable soup? Why not try it with a piece of ooey-gooey garlic bread? It will be a guaranteed hit for everyone at the table. 

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Feeling our best can be challenging during the chilly months. So make sure to grab yourself a big bowl of this hearty and nourishing vegetable soup! You will be warmed up in no time. 

Check out the recipe below. But don’t forget to let me know what you think by sharing on Instagram and tagging @foodbymaria!

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Vegetable Orzo Soup

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Cuisine: Plantbased


This one-pot Vegetable Orzo Soup is easy to make and the perfect fall/winter comfort food.



4 tbsp olive oil

1 white onion, cubed

3 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tbsp dry dill

1 tsp pink sea salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1 1/2 tbsp. vegetable stock paste

10 mini potatoes, halved

1 large zucchini, cubed

1 1/2 cups of crushed tomatoes

2 tsp tomato paste

8 cups of hot water

3/4 cup of fresh dill

1/2 cup of durum wheat orzo

garnish with some lemon, fresh dill and oregano


Into a large pot, on medium-low heat, add your olive oil and let it heat up for around 30 seconds. Add your onions, and let them sweat out for around 5 minutes on low heat. Stir often to avoid burning.  You can then add your garlic, dill, and salt and pepper. Give it a good stir, and let it sweat for another 2 minutes.

Now add your vegetable stock paste, potatoes and zucchini. Stir till everything is well combined. Cook for 5 minutes on medium-high. You want to let them get a nice little golden colour.

Once golden add your crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, and water to a pot and stir well. Bring soup to a boil and simmer on low for 10-12 minutes or until your potatoes are soft-ish.

To the pot, add the dill and orzo and cook for 7 minutes or as instructed on the package.

Before serving, check for seasoning and consistency. Enjoy with fresh herbs, a dash of lemon and vegan sour cream!


If you like your soup thick add a bit less water if you like brothy soup add more.

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Deliciousness in a bowl. That was my first orzo soup ever and I loved it! It was so easy to make (I remade it many times adding and changing some of the veggies to go with the fridge flow… spoiler alert, it’s always good). That recipe is so tasty and hearty and comforting. You can keep it for a few days and truth is the more times, it cooks the better if gets! :))

Maria Koutsogiannis

YESS!! Don’t you just love it when recipes taste better the next day?! Thanks so much for the love hun!


This soup is amazing! Perfect for cold winter days. Thank you

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you Elisa! It’s one of my favourites, so damn delicious!


I’ve been dreaming of an orzo soup and now ima make this no doubt!! Loves it

Maria Koutsogiannis

You’re going to love this soup babes, it’s so easy and delicious!


Just made this for dinner subbing a orange bell pepper and corn for the zucchini, along with gluten free macaroni in exchange for the orzo and it was a hit! My 8 year old ate 3 bowls full. Super easy to adapt this to fit any veggies needing to be used up and whatever type of pasta you’ve got on hand.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hey Genevieve, Thanks for the love! So happy you liked this recipe as much as we do!


Heavely- made for lunch! Served with cashew cream, lemon & fresh dill! What’s so special about Maria’s recipes is her brilliant use of real, nourishing food- the kind that’s passed on for generations!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Michelle! This means so much to us!


Again, another truly amazing recipe. The dill was the perfect addition and I actually found myself craving this recipe again, only a few days after we’d finished it.

Maria Koutsogiannis

I love this recipe so much! I am glad you did too!

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