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parmesan orzo pasta

Parmesan Orzo Pasta

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Pasta


This easy Parmesan orzo pasta can be made in just 15 minutes! It’s a perfect side dish and you only need a handful of pantry staples to prepare it!



  • 2 cups dry orzo pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (about 1 oz)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the orzo according to the package directions, typically 8-9 minutes.
  2. Drain the pasta, then add in the olive oil, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and salt.
  3. Sprinkle with red pepper and serve warm.

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