~ Creamy Parmesan Orzo ~ Cassies

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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.



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4 - 6
5 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 3/4 c
    uncooked orzo pasta
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 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
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 c
    fresh spinach, chopped
  • salt
    & pepper to taste
  • a few pinch
    ground nutmeg

How to Make ~ Creamy Parmesan Orzo ~ Cassies


  1. Cook pasta according to directions, about 9 minutes once water boils, drain.
  2. In 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.
  3. Stir in the flour and cook for another minute, making sure not to scorch.
  4. Whisk in the milk, slowly and bring to a simmer. Continue cooking until becomes bubbly and thickens.
  5. Remove 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.
  6. Serve immediately.


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About ~ Creamy Parmesan Orzo ~ Cassies

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

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