One thing that I struggle with the most is side dishes. I wanted something easy and healthy that my kids would love and this dish fit the bill.
I cut up the broccoli small enough that my kids didn’t even notice . . . which is a win in my book.
They ate their entire servings. Which is rare. It is usually a battle. Even served this one to the toddler with only a few teeth, and it was gobbled right up.
If you are like me, and don’t have time for side dishes, this is a recipe that will save your life. It is so easy to make and full of amazing flavor.
Also full of hidden veggies, but we’ll keep that between you and I.
What other vegetables could I sneak into Broccoli and Cheese Orzo?
Because this recipe calls for broccoli (which is also cut up very small and into thin pieces), you could also fit in any other small green vegetable bits.
Here are a few that I recommend trying out (I would also cut these into extremely small bits, to camouflage them, but maybe my kids are just more picky than most, that I have to make a larger effort to do this).
- Green Beans
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More Side Dishes we love:
- Baked Zucchini Fries Recipe
- Cowboy Baked Beans Recipe
- Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits Copycat Recipe
- Blueberry Fluff Salad Recipe
- Slow Cooker Corn On The Cob Recipe
Broccoli and Cheese Orzo Recipe
- 1 cup orzo uncooked
- 1½ cups broccoli chopped
- ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 Tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- ⅓ cup milk
- salt to taste
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add in orzo and cook for 3 minutes.
- Add in broccoli and cook for 2-3 more minutes or until orzo is tender.
- Drain water, then add cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, butter, and milk.
- Stir well and add more milk if needed. Add salt to taste and serve.
- Green Beans
- large pot
Recipe source: Iowa Girl Eats