Orzo Gratin

Orzo Gratin Recipe

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Easy pasta side that goes with just about anything!


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15 Min
1 Hr 25 Min


  • 3 qt
  • 16 oz
    package orzo
  • 6 clove
  • 1 c
    whipping cream
  • 1 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 c
    fresh parsley, minced, divided
  • 1 c
    parmesan cheese, freshly grated, divided
  • ·
    salt, to taste
  • ·
    pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 c
    fine, dry breadcrumbs
  • 3 Tbsp
    unsalted butter

How to Make Orzo Gratin


  1. Bring water to a boil in a large Dutch oven. Add orzo and garlic, and return to a boil; cook 10 minutes. Drain, rinse in cold water, and drain again. Remove garlic; peel and crush garlic. Set orzo aside.
  2. Combine garlic and whipping cream in a large bowl; beat with a wire whisk until blended. Add orzo, chicken broth, 1 cup minced parsley, 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper to taste; stir well.
  3. Place mixture in a greased 2-quart baking dish. Combine breadcrumbs, remaining 1/4 cup parsley, and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese; stir well. Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the orzo mixture. Dot with butter. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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About Orzo Gratin

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #orzo

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