One-Pan Baked Orzo Recipe With Roasted Vegetables & Feta (30 Minutes) by Jan Mostrom


One-Pan Baked Orzo Recipe With Roasted Vegetables & Feta (30 Minutes)

This delicious vegetables and orzo vegetarian meal is so easy to make. All you need to do is assemble all the ingredients in a 13x9-inch baking pan and pop it into the oven. The feta adds a creamy saltiness to the orzo and the vegetables complete this healthy lunch or dinner perfectly.

To make this healthy roasted vegetables and orzo one-pan dinner, you will need to hit the grocery store for some fresh and wholesome ingredients. Here is your shopping list: olive oil, orzo, zucchini, carrots, red onion, garlic, dried oregano, crushed red pepper flakes, low-sodium vegetable broth, milk, feta and lemons and parsley, for serving.

You can feel good about feeding this baked orzo recipe to your family because of the health benefits of feta, health benefits of zucchini, health benefits of onion and the health benefits of garlic. Did you know that feta may be the healthiest cheese in the world? Serve this Italian-inspired meal for lunch or dinner with your favorite side dishes, or as a side dish with your favorite proteins.

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Cuisine: Italian / American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 (main dish) or 8 (side dish)

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 2 cups orzo (uncooked)
  • 2 medium zucchini, grated
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 3/4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth (see Recipe Notes)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 8 ounces feta (a block, not crumbled)
  • lemon wedges, for serving (optional)
  • chopped parsley, for servings (optional)

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Recipe Notes

  • Make sure not to squeeze any liquid out of the vegetables. It will be absorbed into the orzo.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to the bottom of a 13x9-inch baking pan. Use clean hands to spread the oil around the bottom and sides. Add all your ingredients, except the feta, to the baking dish. Season with and pepper.
  2. Form a space in the middle of the mixture and place the block of feta into it. Drizzle the feta with a bit of olive oil and sprinkle of ground pepper.
  3. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 25 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and stir to combine the feta into the orzo. If it's still a bit watery after mixing you can return to oven for 5 minutes.
  5. Serve warm with lemon wedges, a sprinkle of parsley and drizzle of olive oil.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 336

Total Fat: 15.1g

Saturated Fat: 6.8g

Cholesterol: 34mg

Sodium: 463mg

Total Carbohydrate: 41g

Dietary Fiber: 7.5g2

Total Sugars: 7.4g

Protein: 12.3g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 356mg

Iron: 6mg

Potassium: 475mg

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Elisa Schmitz
So much yum in this easy vegetarian recipe. Love it, Jan Mostrom !

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