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Creamy Tomato Orzo

A rich and cheesy dish, ready in under 30 minutes

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Equipment List


  • Large heavy-bottom pot or Dutch oven

Ingredients


  • 1Tbsp butter
  • 3 cloves garlic
    - minced
  • 1/8 c white wine
  • 2 c vegetable broth
  • 1 c milk
    - 2% or higher
  • 14.5 oz can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 c orzo
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil
    - finely chopped
  • 1/4 c shredded parmesan cheese
    - fresh
  • 1 c roasted cherry tomatoes, optional
    - halved

Cooking Instructions


  • Preheat to 101°F
  • Add 1Tbsp butter to pan
  • Add 3 cloves garlic to pan
  • Stir ingredients
  • Add 1/8 c white wine to pan
  • Stir ingredients
  • Add 2 c vegetable broth to pan
  • Add 1 c milk to pan
  • Add 14.5 oz can fire-roasted diced tomatoes to pan
  • Add 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning , 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper to pan
  • Stir ingredients
  • Stir ingredients
  • Add 1 1/2 c orzo to pan
  • Stir ingredients
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  • Note: Looking for an al dente texture for your pasta.
  • Remove from heat
  • Add 2 oz cream cheese to pan
  • Add 1 Tbsp fresh basil to pan
  • Add 1/4 c shredded parmesan cheese to pan
  • Stir ingredients thoroughly until fully incorporated

Finishing Instructions


  • Top with extra roasted cherry tomatoes, fresh parmesan, and basil if desired.