Smoky Orzo Casserole
|Categories:||Beef, Pasta, Pasta Sides, Quick & Easy, For Kids, Meat Appetizers, Side Casseroles|
|Keywords:||easy, cheesy, spicy, creamy, simple, hearty, seasoned, smoky|
|1 1/2 c||orzo pasta|
|8 oz||velveeta cheese, cubed small|
|1/2 can(s)||rotel, chili fixins style|
|1/2 pkg||little smokies, beef|
|1/2 c||white onion, diced|
|1 tsp||onion powder|
|1 tsp||garlic powder|
|1 tsp||salt and pepper|
|10||ritz crackers, roasted vegetable flavor, crushed|
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DirectionsCook 1-1/2 C of Orzo in 2 C of boiling water that has been salted until done (9 minutes) Drain and set aside.Cut up velveeta cheese into small bite size cubes and put in a microwave safe bowl. Add 1/2 can of the Rotel chili fixins to it, along with diced onions. Microwave on high for 3 minutes until melted and mix together well. Add salt, pepper, garlic, onion powders.Cut up smokies into thirds. Mix into cheese sauce.
Add pasta and mix well together and pour into an
8x8 casserole dish that has been oiled. Crumble crackers and spread over top. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Serve while hot!
Variations: Try other flavors of Lil Smokies in this. You can add diced green pepper and mushrooms if you want more veggies.My husband and father love this dish because of the smoky flavor it gives the orzo. In my husbands words "It's just scrumptous!"