Cheesy Baked Orzo

by 247tasty

Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 23 mins | Total Time: 28 mins | Servings: 8

Everyone loves this cheesy baked orzo. It’s my favorite and go-to way of preparing these tiny noodles. We love pairing this rich and super cheesy baked orzo with breaded chicken strips for an easy and quick weeknight dinner any time.

This simple recipe is made with five main ingredients and takes only thirty minutes to make. The perfect quick, easy, and delicious dinner that even your fussiest eaters will love!

To find recipes like this is like finding a treasure. There are tons of simple recipes you can find everywhere. They save our lives, especially during the busiest (or laziest) days. This cheesy baked orzo does not need fancy ingredients or steps that are hard to understand or follow. It’s pretty straightforward and always comes out tasting rich and delicious!

If you are looking for another fun way to serve a pasta dish, this cheesy baked orzo is a must! And the best part is, you can use this exact recipe with other pasta verities such as bow-tie pasta or even angel hair pasta


1 pound orzo uncooked
1-2 garlic cloves, grated
1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
Salt to taste
1-pint heavy whipping cream

How to make Cheesy Baked Orzo

Step 1: In a saucepan, heat the heavy cream over medium-high heat. Then, add the grated garlic followed by 1 c shredded Parmesan cheese once the cream is hot.

Step 2: Following the package directions, cook the orzo in a large pot of salted boiling water. Drain when done.

Step 3: Into the pot with the pasta, add the hot cheesy cream. Mix well. Then, pour everything into a greased 9 x 13-inch baking dish and sprinkle with 1 c shredded mozzarella, followed by half c shredded Parmesan.

Step 4: Place in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees F or until the cheese is golden brown.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 530 kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 414mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1111IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 344mg | Iron: 1mg

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