Broccoli Cheddar Orzo

Broccoli Cheddar Orzo – A quick and easy meal made with just a few simple ingredients! Orzo, broccoli, and a delicious cheddar cheese sauce. Perfect for lunch or an easy weeknight dinner!

Broccoli Cheddar Orzo

Broccoli Cheddar Orzo

Orzo is one of my favorite things to make for lunch! I love how quick and easy it is to make.  Usually, I just pop some mozzarella, parmesan, and butter but I decided I wanted to add some greens this time and make an orzo recipe inspired by broccoli cheddar soup! Start to finish, this orzo recipe only takes about 15 minutes to make which might just be my favorite part!

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Tips on broccoli cheddar orzo recipe

  • Top with extra parmesan and cheddar if you want an even more cheese-y meal!

Orzo Recipe

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Broccoli Cheddar Orzo

Broccoli Cheddar Orzo - A quick and easy meal made with just a few simple ingredients! Orzo, broccoli, and a delicious cheddar cheese sauce. Perfect for lunch or an easy weeknight dinner!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked orzo
  • 1 cup broccoli florets chopped
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Once boiling, pour orzo in and cook 3 minutes.

  2. Add broccoli in to the orzo and continue cooking for another 3 minutes or until pasta is tender.

  3. Drain pasta and broccoli before adding in butter, milk, cheddar, parmesan, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.  Stir until well combined.

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1 Comment

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    Kate | Veggie Desserts
    February 12, 2018 at 9:59 am

    This looks so flavourful. And so quick! I love broccoli and this is a great new way to try it.

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