~ Creamy Parmesan Orzo ~ Cassies

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

This is a recipe, that I created with what I had and thought would be quite flavorful. I wanted something not heavy to serve with my Tailgate Meatballs.The family absolutely loved it. Was super delicious, if I do say so myself.

You could add some cooked chicken or shrimp to this for a more complete meal.

Enjoy!

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Serves:
4 - 6
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

3/4 c
uncooked orzo pasta
2 Tbsp
butter
2- 3 tsp
jarred minced garlic or a few fresh cloves, minced
1/3 c
fine chopped onion
2 slices
mushrooms, diced - optional
2 thin slice
prosciutto - diced - optional
2 1/4 tsp
flour
1 c
milk
1/2 c
shredded parmesan cheese
1 c
fresh spinach, chopped
salt
& pepper to taste
a few pinch
ground nutmeg

Step-By-Step

1Cook pasta according to directions, about 9 minutes once water boils, drain.
2In a med to large skillet, melt butter over med heat.
Stir in onion, garlic and mushrooms if using and proscuitto. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes, stirring often.
3Stir in the flour and cook for another minute, making sure not to scorch.
4Whisk in the milk, slowly and bring to a simmer. Continue cooking until becomes bubbly and thickens.
5Remove from burner and stir in the Parmesan cheese, until melted. Stir in the spinach and orzo and toss to coat. Return to burner, add nutmeg, salt & pepper to taste, cook only long enough to heat pasta and wilt the spinach.
6Serve immediately.

Delicious!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy