Baked Fontina Orzo Recipe
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Baked Fontina Orzo Recipe

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The pasta orzo makes a nice alternative to rice. If you like, use 1/2 cup blanched, diced asparagus for the roasted peppers.—Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded fontina cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted sweet red peppers
  • 1/2 cup sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 391 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 463mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease six 10-oz. ramekins or custard cups with butter; set aside.
  2. Cook orzo according to package directions; drain. In a large bowl, combine orzo, cheese, peppers and olives. Spoon into prepared ramekins.
  3. In another bowl, whisk eggs, milk and nutmeg; pour over orzo mixture. Place ramekins on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a thermometer inserted near the center reads 160°. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Baked Fontina Orzo in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2011, p56

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