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creamy garlic parmesan orzo
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4.45 from 9 votes

Cheesy Garlic Orzo

This creamy cheesy orzo can be made in less than 20 minutes! Perfect weeknight meal. Serve as a main course or side dish.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time19 mins
Course: Entree, Side
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 235kcal


  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parsley for garnishing


  • Melt 2 tbsp butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Cook the onions until translucent.
  • Stir in the fresh minced garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Add the orzo and cook for an additional minute.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the milk and chicken stock and let it come to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the parmesan, mozzarella cheese, and remaining butter.
  • Check for seasoning and garnish with parsley.
  • Enjoy!



Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 0.5mg