Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Spinach Orzo

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Super creamy and Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Spinach Orzo pasta! For the cheese and pasta lovers alike!

Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Spinach Orzo | Creme de la Crumb

Hello Hello!!! Care to join me for some pasta??

Good! It’s pasta time.

Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Spinach Orzo | Creme de la Crumb

I love adding garlic to dishes, and when they already would have garlic… I like to add more. Garlic is a beautiful thing and it brings this cheesy parmesan spinach orzo dish to life.

As if pasta and cheese ever needed any help right?!

Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Spinach Orzo | Creme de la Crumb

 

Mmmmmmm look how creamy it is! Main dish? Side dish? Yes, and yes! If you a cheese lover (you and I are friends for a reason) then be sure to save yourself a handful of shredded parmesan to sprinkle right on top of your orzo so it gets all melty and amazing…

Enjoy!!

Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Spinach Orzo | Creme de la Crumb

What people are saying about this Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Spinach Orzo

“So tasty. This was my first time making orzo and it definitely won’t be my last. I didn’t feel like dirtying another pot so I added some shrimp and leftover grape tomatoes to make it a one pot dish. I was told it has to be added to the “make again” folder of recipes.” – Sarah 

“My family really enjoyed this dish. It’s kid friendly and makes a perfect side dish. I served it with rotisserie chicken and French green beans. Thanks for the recipe!” – Jennifer 

“I made this last night, but I substituted riced cauliflower (we can’t do pasta in our house). It was wonderful! Will have to double it next time, it was so good!” – Michelle 

“I found this recipe on Pinterest and it was my very first time cooking orzo! I know, crazy! Anyway, I made this and added some chopped cooked chicken and it was delicious! Thanks for a great recipe!” – Debbie 

Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Spinach Orzo | Creme de la Crumb

Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Spinach Orzo

Super creamy and cheesy garlic and spinach orzo pasta!
4.72 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups orzo pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 1 cup milk (I used fat free half & half)
  • 2/3 cups fresh spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese, plus extra for topping
  • optional: fresh lemon zest, grated parmesan cheese, and cracked black pepper for topping

Instructions

  • Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a medium-sized pot over medium heat. Add garlic, salt and pepper and saute for 1 minute until garlic is fragrant
  • Add flour to form and stir for one minute. Add about 1/4 cup of the milk to the pot and whisk to work out any lumps. When lumps are gone, add the remaining milk and whisk to combine. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 8 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
  • Add chopped spinach to sauce. Cook an additional 2 minutes or so until spinach is soft and dark. Remove sauce from heat and stir in parmesan cheese. When cheese has melted, add orzo and stir to combine. Serve with extra parmesan cheese and serve immediately. Enjoy!
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i have made this several times and it’s always come out awesome, haven’t made it as a side dish yet, but the main course with some garlic bread on the side! Thanks for sharing this tasty recipe! 🙂

    SO excited to hear that you have made this so many times!

Love these recipes thanks so much

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tHIS WAS QUITE TASTY! MY HUSBAND lOVED IT A LOT AND I WILL DEFINITELY MAKE IT, AGAIN. mAKE SURE YOU GET A REALLY GOOD CHEESE. i PREFER ORZO TO A LOT OF PASTAS AS IT COATS VERY EASILY.

This was OMG good used more spinich, garlic, & parm cheese. Yum! However. I did a couple other things as well. Added basil pesto & a couple of splashes ( big splashes) of white wine. The extras was well worth stepping over the line. Awwwweeessooooommmmme!

    So happy to hear that you loved this! Thanks for sharing your modification ideas!!

I made this tonight and it was absolutely fabulous!! Thanks so much for sharing! I will deFinitely be MAKING this again!!

    Super excited to hear that you enjoyed this recipe so much, Betsy! Thanks for your feedback!

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