In a large saucepan heat oil on medium-high. Add onion and bell pepper and cook while stirring 2 to 3 minutes.
Add sausage and carrot. Stir 5 minutes or until sausage is browned.
Stir in OLD BAY garlic red pepper bay leaf chicken broth and tomato paste. Return to boil stirring frequently.
Add orzo and black-eyed peas. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 5 minutes. Add zucchini. Cook additional 5 minutes or until orzo and zucchini are tender stirring frequently. Remove bay leaf before serving.