One Pan Orzo Italiano

one pan orzo italiano


one pan orzo italiano

One Pan Orzo Italiano

Confession time – I stole this recipe from Hello Fresh. and it cost me a whole lot less to make myself than ordering through them! I had everything at home except the chicken sausage, spinach, and grape tomatoes, which cost me about $10.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 ounces chicken sausage any variety you like
  • 8 ounces grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 1/3 cups orzo
  • 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 5 ounces baby spinach chopped
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella shredded
  • 1 lemon
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese


  • Heat olive oil in a large, tall-sided pan over medium-high heat (use an ovenproof pan if you have one). Add sausage, and cook until just browned, about 3 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and garlic to pan with sausage. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes start to wilt, 2-3 minutes. Add orzo and Italian seasoning. Cook, stirring, until orzo is coated in juices, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Preheat broiler.
  • Add chicken stock to the same pan. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to medium. Let simmer, stirring occasionally, until orzo is almost al dente, 7-9 minutes. Stir in chopped spinach and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes more. If mixture seems dry, add water ¼ cup at a time until loose.
  • Stir mozzarella and the juice of the lemon into pan. Season with salt and pepper if needed. If your pan is not ovenproof, transfer mixture to a baking dish at this point. Sprinkle panko and parmesan over top of orzo. Broil until panko is golden brown, 1-3 minutes.


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