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Garlic Parmesan Orzo pasta

Orzo Pasta

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Orzo Pasta

Garlic Parmesan Orzo pasta

This Garlic Parmesan Orzo Pasta is a one-pot recipe for tender orzo tossed in a light and cheesy cream sauce. It's simple to make and comes together in a total of 20 minutes!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Amercian, Canadian
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 279 kcal


  • Sauce Pan
  • Skillet


  • cups low sodium chicken broth
  • cups  dry orzo pasta (about 278 grams)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • cup cream (any kind — heavy cream will give richer flavor, light cream will be a bit thinner)
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp tablespoons fresh parsley


  • Combine broth, pasta, garlic, salt and pepper in a medium skillet.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce to medium-low and simmer, stirring often (you can cover or leave uncovered). Cook until most of the liquid is absorbed and the pasta is cooked to your preference. (If you want to cook the pasta further but the liquid is gone, just add a splash more broth).
  • Stir in cream, Parmesan and parsley.
  • Serve and enjoy!



Variations on this recipe:

  • Add veggies. You can mix in any cooked veggies you like to give this pasta dinner a boost of nutrition. Try it with peas, tomatoes, asparagus, broccoli, bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach, you name it.
  • Make it meaty. Fill out the meal by mixing in cooked chicken, sausage, or bacon.
  • Spice it up. If you like your pasta with a kick of heat, try adding in red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper.
  • Brighten it up. Add another layer of flavor with a splash of lemon juice.


Serving: 205gCalories: 279kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 14gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 445mgPotassium: 279mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 243IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Garlic, Orzo Pasta, Parmesan, Pasta
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