Apr 23

Broccoli and Cheese Orzo

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One thing that I struggle with the most is side dishes! I wanted something easy and healthy that my kids would love and this dish fit the bill! I cut up the broccoli small enough that my kids didn’t even notice . . . which is a win in my book!

Broccoli and Cheese Orzo from SixSistersStuff

Serves: 4 servings

Broccoli and Cheese Orzo

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup orzo, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets, chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup milk (more or less if needed)
  • salt to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add in orzo and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Add in broccoli and cook for 2-3 more minutes or until orzo is tender.
  3. Drain water, then add cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, butter, and milk. Stir well and add more milk if needed. Add salt to taste and serve.

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Recipe source: Iowa Girl Eats

Looking for more side dish ideas? Try these:
Skillet Red Potatoes
Easy Blender Salsa
Baked Butternut Squash
Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread
Crispy Zucchini Fries

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