Broccoli and Cheese Orzo

I am a busy mom that barely has time to make a main dish, let alone side dishes. This broccoli and Cheese Orzo is a life saver. It is so easy to make and full of flavor, as well as secret vegetables. If you don't have time for a side dish, this is definitely a recipe I recommend making.

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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 this?

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).

-Asparagus
-Zucchini
-Celery
-Spinach
-Green Beans

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Serves: 4 servings

Broccoli and Cheese Orzo

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup orzo, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets, chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup milk (more or less if needed)
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add in orzo and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Add in broccoli and cook for 2-3 more minutes or until orzo is tender.
  3. 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.
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    • INGREDIENTS 1 cup orzo, uncooked 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets, chopped 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon butter 1/3 cup milk (more or less if needed) salt to taste Boil orzo in large pot of water 2-3 mins then add broccoli for another 2-3 or until Orzo is done. Then add all remaining ingredients and stir. Add more milk if necessary. Enjoy. Hope this helps someone.
      • INGREDIENTS 1 cup orzo, uncooked 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets, chopped 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon butter 1/3 cup milk (more or less if needed) salt to taste INSTRUCTIONS 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.

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