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One Pot Mediterranean Orzo Pasta

One pot meals are the best. This one pot orzo pasta is a great weeknight dinner. It’s ready in less than 15 minutes and only takes 10 minutes to put together.

For a non-dairy recipe- keep out the feta cheese and substitute the heavy cream for a splash of your favorite non-dairy milk.

How to make this recipe:

In a large pot or dutch oven add uncooked orzo, olives, red onion, diced tomatoes, oregano, garlic, salt, pepper and broth. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to medium low and cook for 12-14 minutes. 

One Pot Mediterranean Orzo Pasta

Easy one pot orzo pasta that is loaded with veggies!
4.67 from 3 votes
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Course: dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, greek, Italian, Mediterranean, middle eastern
Keyword: baked pasta, easy pasta recipe, greek pasta, healthy pasta recipe, italian pasta, one pot pasta, orzo pasta

Ingredients

  • 16 oz orzo pasta, uncooked
  • 3 cups chicken broth or choice of broth
  • 1 cup kalamata olives sliced
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 14 oz canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 tsp kosher salt more or less to taste
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 3/4 cup italian parsley chopped

Instructions

  • In a large pot or dutch oven add uncooked orzo, olives, red onion, lemon juice, olive oil, diced tomatoes, oregano, garlic, salt, pepper and broth. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to medium low and cook for 12-14 minutes.
  • As soon as the pasta is cooked add cream, cheeses, and parsley. Stir until combined. Serve immediately.

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The pot we use is a 4-qt dutch oven . You can use any enameled or heavy bottom pot.

For an extra flavor booster – If you have extra time, sautè the onions and garlic before adding the remaining ingredients.

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  • 4 stars
    This was very good, but in the instructions you don’t have adding the lemon & oil. I r remembered the lemon from the ingredients list but missed the oil. And my orzo stuck to the bottom of the pot. Otherwise, great recipe & would make it again with the oil!!!

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  • 5 stars
    This was so flavorful and extremely easy! I will absolutely be making this again!

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  • 5 stars
    Awesome recipe. Love the ease of it.
    The only thing that was modified we only put 2 teaspoons in and it called for 3 teaspoons. Next time will cut it down to 1-1.5 teaspoons.
    Cheers!

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