8 Awesome Orzo Recipes

Looking for some fun new ways to cook orzo? Here are 8 of our favorite orzo recipes to rock your plate!

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These days I am all about the orzo!

It’s small enough to load up a spoonful with pasta goodness (with no worry of getting slapped in the face with an extra long noodle or having oversized pasta push all the other ingredients off the dang spoon) but just big enough to hold it’s own in soups, salads, and pasta dishes aplenty.

Because of it’s small size, orzo cooks up quickly and is perfect for one-pot meals with minimal clean-up!

One-Pot Garlic Parmesan Orzo with Spinach and Mushrooms

1. One-Pot Orzo Pasta with Mushrooms

This tasty vegetarian side dish doubles as a main course and is ready in under 30 minutes! Creamy orzo pasta is blanketed in a totally luscious sauce and swirled with veggies – love it so!

One-Pot Orzo Vegetable Soup Recipe

2. One-Pot Orzo Vegetable Soup

This Orzo Vegetable Soup is a quick and easy one-pot wonder and a delicious way to warm up on a cold day!

Creamy Tomato Orzo

3. Creamy Tomato Orzo

This Creamy Tomato Orzo is a one-pot wonder that’s ready in 25 minutes flat! Serve it up as a saucy side dish or give it top billing as a tasty vegetarian main course!

Greek Orzo Salad Recipe

4. Greek Orzo salad

Greek Orzo Salad – aka the most party-perfect orzo pasta salad ever! We’re totally crazy in love with this delicious and colorful vegetarian side dish!

Tender orzo pasta is tossed with peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and feta, and dressed with the easiest homemade Greek dressing ever. It’s marvelously Mediterranean and ready to rock your veggies!

Lemon Orzo Soup with Chickpeas

5. Chickpea Lemon Orzo Soup

This comforting Chickpea Lemon Orzo Soup is lusciously creamy and made dairy-free with no cream at all! This healthy vegetarian soup is a new family favorite of ours and I can’t wait for you to try it!

Garlic Parmesan Orzo

6. Creamy Garlic Parmesan Orzo

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Orzo is a perfect side dish for dinner tonight! This tasty twist on mac and cheese will have you going back for seconds!

This totally luscious one-pot garlic parmesan orzo pasta makes an all-star side dish. You may even want to go ahead and make it a main course!

I’m thinking a big piping hot bowl of  cheesy, garlicky orzo with a side of roasted broccoli or asparagus… maybe even a little side salad action to pack in extra veg… YES PLEASE!

Healthy Orzo Salad Recipe

7. Healthy Orzo Salad

This Healthy Orzo Salad is so easy to make! Featuring fresh veggies and a speedy homemade cilantro lime dressing, you’ll want to make this pasta salad again and again!

Carrot Orzo Recipe

8. Carrot Orzo

This light and creamy one-pot carrot orzo gets it’s creaminess from veggie broth and parmesan (no cream!) and is a delicious vegetarian side dish to serve with dinner tonight!

If you get a chance to try any of these awesome orzo recipes, let me know!

Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

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