Creamy Orzo With Spinach

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Garlic, lemon zest, cherry tomatoes, and orzo pasta make this colorful dish a stand out!

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
15 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
25 min
Recipe Servings

8 ounces (1 1/4 cups) uncooked dried orzo pasta
1 Half Stick (1/4 cup) Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt
1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic
1 (6-ounce) package (6 cups) fresh spinach, stems removed
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/4 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

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

Melt 2 tablespoons Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt in 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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