Cheesy Orzo


by Apr 27th, 2010 // Dinner, Recipes

Cheesy Orzo

Cheesy Orzo

This is basically a more “sophisticated” version of mac and cheese… but there’s nothing really all that sophisticated about it. Calling it orzo instead of mac and cheese makes it sound fancy! It’s super simple to whip up and is the ultimate in comfort food.

Cheesy Orzo Recipe

Prep Time: 10 mins  Cooking Time: 15 mins

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon flour
3/4 cup lowfat milk
1 cup cheddar cheese
salt and pepper
1 1/2 cup dry orzo pasta

Cook orzo according to package directions drain and set aside. Meanwhile, in a medium pot whisk together olive oil and flour over medium heat until they form a paste. Add milk and continue to whisk until it thickens. Add cheddar cheese and whisk until melted. Pour cooked orzo into cheese sauce and stir to combine. Serve hot. Makes 4 to 6 servings.Cheesy Orzo

Cheesy orzo.

6 Comments on “Cheesy Orzo”

  1. 1.) Eva Leigh Martin
    April 28th, 2010

    i never thought to cook orzo this way. i shall have to try it this week. thanks!

  2. 2.) misti
    May 3rd, 2010

    yum! this looks like a mac and cheese risotto. can't wait to try it.

  3. 3.) John Moshay
    May 3rd, 2010

    Love this. My daughter loves to make this as an after school snack!

  4. 4.) Kali Garofoli
    August 19th, 2010

    I made this as a side but with rice pilaf instead. Great recipe.

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  6. 6.) Liza
    October 7th, 2012

    So good! I just made this for my brother and I

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