Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Side dishes

Creamy Parmesan Spinach Orzo

8 servings

servings

10 minutes

active time

20 minutes

total time

Ingredients

1 pound orzo pasta

1 cup reserved pasta water

4 ounces cream cheese

1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

2 cloves grated garlic

3 cups fresh baby spinach

1 teaspoon salt (to taste)

1/2 teaspoon black pepper (to taste)

Directions

Boil

In a deep pot, bring 6 cups water to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon kosher salt.

Cook

Add orzo pasta and and cook for 7-9 minutes, until al-dente.

Drain orzo, reserving one cup of the pasta water.

Add drained orzo to a pan on medium heat.

Combine

Add cream cheese, garlic, spinach, salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese, adding reserved pasta water as needed.

Stir until the cheeses are melty and the orzo is all covered in creamy sauce.

Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving Size

-

Calories

288 kcal

Total Fat

7 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Unsaturated Fat

3 g

Trans Fat

-

Cholesterol

19 mg

Sodium

449 mg

Total Carbohydrate

44 g

Dietary Fiber

2 g

Total Sugars

2 g

Protein

11 g

8 servings

servings

10 minutes

active time

20 minutes

total time
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