Use code TRIPLE10 to save $10 on your first three grocery orders.
RECIPE
21 INGREDIENTS 9 STEPS 30min

Creamy Broccoli & Cheese Orzo

This Creamy Broccoli & Cheese Orzo is classic broccoli and cheese elevated. Tiny orzo pasta is cooked in broth until al dente and then married with a creamy parmesan cheese sauce with bits of broccoli in each bite. This one-pot weeknight meal oozes comfort and can be served as a main dish or side. The best part might be the crunchy topping of golden toasted and seasoned breadcrumbs.
Creamy Broccoli & Cheese Orzo Recipe | SideChef
This Creamy Broccoli & Cheese Orzo is classic broccoli and cheese elevated. Tiny orzo pasta is cooked in broth until al dente and then married with a creamy parmesan cheese sauce with bits of broccoli in each bite. This one-pot weeknight meal oozes comfort and can be served as a main dish or side. The best part might be the crunchy topping of golden toasted and seasoned breadcrumbs.
Whether you’re an aspiring chef, or someone who gets sweet potatoes and yams confused, I’ll provide guides to help you get familiar with the kitchen and my must-have tools for success.
https://meikoandthedish.com/
Save Time,
Shop Ingredients
Make grocery shopping easy! Add recipes to your cart, review your ingredients and checkout online with Walmart.
Delivery & Pickup From
Estimated Total: Estimated Total:
Fulfilled by
For every order you place, SideChef is contributing towards ending hunger in America.
Whether you’re an aspiring chef, or someone who gets sweet potatoes and yams confused, I’ll provide guides to help you get familiar with the kitchen and my must-have tools for success.
https://meikoandthedish.com/
30min
Total Time
$1.55
Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

Servings
6
US / METRIC

Toasted Breadcrumbs

1 cup
Panko Breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1/2 tsp
Italian Seasoning
1/4 tsp
Garlic Powder

Creamy Broccoli & Cheese Orzo

3
Shallots , chopped
4 cloves
Garlic , minced
2 cups
Orzo Pasta
1 tsp
Italian Seasoning
1 tsp
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
4 cups
Vegetable Stock
2 Tbsp
Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
from 1/2 Large Lemon
1/2 cup
Heavy Cream
2 cups
Save Time,
Shop Ingredients
Make grocery shopping easy! Add recipes to your cart, review your ingredients and checkout online with Walmart.
Delivery & Pickup From
Estimated Total: Estimated Total:
Fulfilled by
For every order you place, SideChef is contributing towards ending hunger in America.

Nutrition Per Serving

VIEW ALL
CALORIES
479
FAT
23.7 g
PROTEIN
18.2 g
CARBS
49.4 g

Cooking Instructions

HIDE IMAGES
Step 1
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add Unsalted Butter (1 Tbsp) . Once melted, add Panko Breadcrumbs (1 cup) , Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (1/2 tsp) , Italian Seasoning (1/2 tsp) , Garlic Powder (1/4 tsp) , and Kosher Salt (1/8 tsp) and stir for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
Step 2
Remove from the heat and stir in Shredded Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup) . Transfer toasted breadcrumbs to another vessel and set aside.
Step 3
Return the large skillet to medium-high heat and add the Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) to the skillet. When hot, add Shallots (3) and Garlic (4 cloves) and sauté for 2 minutes.
Step 4
Add the Orzo Pasta (2 cups) stirring consistently, and toast for 3 minutes or until it turns golden brown.
Step 5
Stir Unsalted Butter (2 Tbsp) , Kosher Salt (1 tsp) , Ground Black Pepper (1/2 tsp) , Italian Seasoning (1 tsp) , Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (1 tsp) , Vegetable Stock (4 cups) , and Lemon Juice (2 Tbsp) . Increase heat to high and bring the liquid to a boil.
Step 6
Reduce the heat to low and stir in the Heavy Cream (1/2 cup) , then cover the skillet. Let the orzo simmer for 3 minutes.
Step 7
Remove the lid and stir in the Broccoli Florets (2 cups) then cover and simmer again for 3 minutes.
Step 8
Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the Shredded Parmesan Cheese (1 cup) until it melts.
Step 9
Sprinkle toasted crumbs over the top and serve warm.
134 Saved
TOP
You're one smart cookie! 🍪
In order to enhance your experience, SideChef uses cookies. By clicking “ACCEPT” you agree to the storing of cookies on your device. You can withdraw your consent at any time by visiting our COOKIE POLICY on our website.
ACCEPT
REJECT
Recipe Saved to My Saved Recipes VIEW
Recipe Added to Cart VIEW
Sign Up for a FREE 4-Week Budget-Friendly Meal Plan
Get your meal plan today and start saving money on groceries!
Success! Your Meal Plan Is on Its Way!
Check your inbox shortly to start your budget meal plan journey!
OK
Make cooking easy
Discover personalized recipes, organize your meal plans, shop ingredients, and cook with confidence alongside our FREE, step-by-step cooking app.
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
479
% Daily Value*
Fat
23.7 g
30%
Saturated Fat
13.9 g
70%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
64.8 mg
22%
Carbohydrates
49.4 g
18%
Fiber
9.5 g
34%
Sugars
7.6 g
--
Protein
18.2 g
36%
Sodium
1307.3 mg
57%
Vitamin D
0.1 µg
0%
Calcium
451.6 mg
35%
Iron
2.1 mg
12%
Potassium
97.4 mg
2%
Find Nearby Walmart Stores
Enter your zip code to find a Walmart near you.
Sorted by distance from