Venus de Milo Soup

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


This comfort-food soup made with ground beef, frozen vegetables, and orzo is ready to feed the whole family in 20 minutes.
Top with Parmesan cheese, and serve with open-faced grilled cheese or crusty bread.

Listen to me explain briefly about how to make this soup, with some great tips along the way, by clicking the play button below:

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  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tsp. salt, divided
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • ½ cup pearl couscous or orzo pasta
  • 1 (15 oz.) bag mixed frozen vegetables
  • 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes, lightly drained
  • 4 cups chicken stock


  1. In a large saucepan heat olive oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add onion, ground beef, and half the salt.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally, breaking up any large pieces of beef, until well browned, about 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in pearl couscous, vegetables, tomatoes, remaining salt, and chicken stock. Bring to boiling, reduce to a simmer.
  4. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pasta is soft and vegetables are crisp-tender, about 10 minutes. Serve warm.