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baked orzo pasta

Baked Orzo Pasta

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This delicious Baked Orzo Pasta comes together in just one dish! The pasta cooks right in the sauce for added flavor, making this tasty recipe quick and easy!


Units Scale
  • 1 lb orzo pasta (uncooked)
  • 2 cups water
  • 24 oz pasta sauce
  • 5 oz spinach
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Add the uncooked orzo, pasta sauce, and water to a baking dish and stir until well combined.
  3. Add the spinach and stir until mixed.
  4. Use a spoon to add the ricotta in large dollops. Stir slightly, but don’t combine completely.
  5. Tear the fresh mozzarella into 1″ pieces and spread evenly across the top of the orzo.
  6. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove foil and continue to bake for 10-15 minutes.


Recipe adapted from The Kitchn.