Creamy Orzo With Spinach

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Lunch, Dinner Pasta 15-30 min 4


Creamy Orzo With Spinach


This colorful pasta dish is a quick weeknight meal.

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  • 8-oz. (1 1/4 cups) uncooked dried orzo pasta
  • 4 Tbsp. Land O Lakes Butter® with Olive Oil & Sea Salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. finely chopped fresh garlic
  • 1 (6-oz.) pkg. (6 cups) fresh spinach, stems removed
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 tsp. freshly grated lemon zest


Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Return to pan; keep warm. 

Melt 2 tablespoons of Butter with Olive Oil Sea Salt in a 10-inch skillet until sizzling. Add garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes. Add spinach, salt and pepper, continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Remove from heat.

Add remaining 2 tablespoons Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt and 1 cup Parmesan cheese to cooked pasta in pan; stir until combined. Add cooked spinach, tomatoes and lemon zest; mix well. Spoon mixture into serving dish; top with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

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