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Swiss Mushroom Orzo

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


3 servings

Holly Bonds of Smyrna, Georgia turns to this go-with-everything dish as a substitute for rice or potatoes. TIP: “It's also wonderful with roasted red peppers or steamed broccoli thrown in,” Holly suggests.


  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, divided
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms


  1. Cook orzo according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine the cheese, 3 tablespoons butter, garlic, salt and pepper; cover and process until smooth. In a large saucepan, saute the mushrooms in remaining butter until tender. Drain orzo and add to mushrooms. Stir in cheese mixture until melted.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 520 calories, 26g fat (16g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 450mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.

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