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Parmesan Orzo Recipe

Parmesan Orzo Recipe

Here's an elegant and mouthwatering Parmesan Orzo, shared by Marian Platt in Sequim, Washington. The creamy cheese-flavored side dish goes with a variety of entrees and is something to celebrate with its flecks of green onions and red pimientos.—Marian Platt, Sequim, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 2/3 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons diced pimientos


  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding onions during the last 2 minutes of cooking time. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper until smooth; stir in pimientos. Drain pasta; add to cream cheese mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 284 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 290mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 268825
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2017

"I didn't really like the flavor at first but I increased the Parmesan to about 1/4 cup and it was really good."

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 158996
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2011

"Interesting and different side dish from what I usually make... Will definitely have it again!"

A 1 Mom User ID: 173769 155131
Reviewed May. 9, 2010

"I made this on May 9, 2009 and it tastes really good. I will be making this again."

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