1 lb italian sausage (if bought in links take out of casing and break into chunks)
1 onion, chopped 1 2lb-3oz can of italian tomatoes
2 13 3/4 cans chicken broth
1 tsp crushed basil
1/2 cup orzo
salt and pepper to taste
Cook sausage and onion together. Add all ingredients except orzo, bring to a boil. Stir in orzo, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Adjust seasonings to taste.
I use my dutch oven to make this, although any soup pot would work. I also buy the sausage that isn't in casings, in some cases it's cheaper and quicker than having to take the sausage out of the casing.