Healthy side dish meets satisfying comfort food with this caprese baked orzo pasta recipe! Fresh tomatoes, creamy cheese, and plenty of herbs and seasonings combine with hearty orzo for an easy recipe perfect for every occasion.
Preheat the oven to 375° F. In an 11×7 baking dish, add the tomatoes, shallots, garlic, basil, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Toss to combine.
Bake for 25 minutes or until the tomatoes caramelize and burst.
Remove the dish from the oven, and gently flatten the tomatoes with the back of a spoon.
In the baking dish, add the uncooked orzo and broth.
Cover with foil, and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the pasta is al-dente.
Remove the foil, and continue to bake for 1-2 more minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Top with fresh basil, and serve warm.