one pan orzo

This One Pan Creamy Orzo with Chicken Sausage is the perfect weeknight meal. It cooks up in 30 minutes, in one pan and is creamy and delicious.

one pan orzo

One Pan Orzo with Chicken Sausage

This One Pan Creamy Orzo with Chicken Sausage is the perfect weeknight meal. It cooks up in 30 minutes, in one pan and is creamy and delicious.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: feta orzo bake, one pan, one pan meal
Servings: 4
Calories: 427kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 12 oz. chicken sausage sliced
  • 1 cup orzo dry
  • 2 cups bone broth or chicken stock
  • ¼ half and half
  • 4 cups spinach leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the sliced chicken sausage and cook the chicken sausage until browned and cooked through, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the dry orzo and toast it in the pan along with the chicken sausage and garlic for about 60 seconds. Add the bone broth to deglaze the pan. Then add in the half & half and spices.
  • Bring the orzo mixture to a boil. Turn the heat down, cover and let the orzo simmer for 10-12 minutes. Making sure to stir occasionally so the orzo doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan. The orzo is ready when tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.
  • Stir in the parmesan cheese. Then add in the spinach leaves. Stir until the spinach is wilted. Season with additional pepper if needed.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 1143mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3262IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 221mg | Iron: 4mg
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Was looking for a simple yet delicious meal for the family that wasn’t complex and was still nutritious. Stumbled upon this and boy am I glad!!! Absolutely amazing! Even got my husband to eat it and he doesn’t like spinach! 10/10 and I added it to my recipe box in the kitchen! Thank you!

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