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Creamy Spinach and Parmesan Orzo

This Creamy Spinach and Parmesan Orzo is a PERFECT side dish to any meal and is made with fresh spinach, parmesan cheese, chopped mushrooms and feta cheese.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: fusion, Italian
Keyword: Orzo, Orzo recipes, parmesan orzo, spinach and parmesan orzo, spinach orzo
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 340kcal
Author: Lisa Brown


  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo
  • 1 tsp minced garlic maybe a little more
  • 1 ¼ cup chicken broth or vegetable broth to make it vegetarian
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup chopped spinach packed
  • ¾ cup chopped mushrooms
  • ½ cup fresh shredded parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ tsp Flatiron Pepper Co. Sweet Heat crushed pepper


  • Melt butter in large saute pan over medium heat. When butter is melted, add uncooked orzo. Toast until brown, stirring constantly. Be careful to not burn.
  • Add minced garlic and stir for about a minute.
  • Add spinach and mushrooms. Stir for a minute or two until slightly wilted. Add a generous finger-full of kosher salt.
  • Add chicken stock and heavy cream. Stir well. Bring to boil.
  • Immediately reduce to low and cover. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add parmesan cheese and feta. Cover and continue to simmer for another 5-7 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and orzo is soft.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. The cheese adds a bit of saltiness so be careful not to oversalt. Add a teaspoon of the Sweet Heat from Flat Iron Pepper Co for a little extra pop.
    Serve and enjoy!



Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 340kcal