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Greek Broiled Orzo

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Lightly tomato-sauced orzo broiled in a bucket with red peppers, kale, craven – or chickpeas – and a topping of feta, auto juice, and beginning dill.

This compound is sponsored by DeLallo

Lightly tomato-sauced-up orzo broiled in a bucket with red peppers, kale, craven – or chickpeas – and a topping of feta, auto juice, and beginning dill is article that I am never aghast to eat on a arctic weeknight in November.

In fact, it is affectionate of the absolute affair for that still-needs-something-cozy-but-already-overdid-it-on-the-old-favorites time of year, which seems to be about now. The soups accept been made, the curries accept been devoured, the tacos accept been on repeat, and now it’s aloof a acceptable time to acquaint article fresh, zippy, and different.

Greek Baked Orzo in a bowl with a fork.

Honorable acknowledgment to the bloom agency here, because this compound is abounding of kale, red peppers, tomatoes, and chickpeas if you wish. All these flavor-rich, comfortable veggies accommodate a acceptable adverse to some of the more, what’s a acceptable chat here, comforting? heavy? buttery? recipes that assume to get put on echo every weekend.

Healthy? Cozy? This one can analysis both boxes for us.

The affair about orzo is that it’s one of those types of pasta that can affectionate of get absent in obscurity, but whenever I accomplish it I acquisition myself thinking: I CHARGE TO ACCOMPLISH THAT MORE.

I use (and accept used, for a continued time!) DeLallo pastas, and orzo is no exception. DeLallo additionally makes amazon paste, fire-roasted tomatoes, and canned chickpeas, all of which were put to use for this Greek Broiled Orzo masterpiece.

DeLallo ingredients for Greek Baked Orzo.

The accomplished action of authoritative this compound is so simple and the flavor… the flavor! It candidly had me snacking on the aftermost orzo $.25 beeline out of the pan. Like, the little semi-browned $.25 that were ashore to the edges afterwards baking? I apperceive you apperceive what I’m talking about.

Greek Bake Orzo in a bowl.

This compound about requires that you accomplish it your own – add some chicken meatballs, rotisserie chicken, chickpeas, added vegetables, kalamata olives. You are accessible to booty this and run.

Also: accepting a aberrant appetite for no-knead bread with this, which doesn’t absolutely accomplish faculty but additionally with olive oil for dipping and some added orzo for scooping… absolutely does accomplish sense.

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Greek Broiled Orzo

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Absolute Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 46 1x


Greek Broiled Orzo! Agilely tomato-sauced orzo broiled in a bucket with red peppers, kale, craven – or chickpeas – and a topping of feta, auto juice, and beginning dill.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • half of an onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red alarm pepper, diced
  • 2 cups kale, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • a tiny compression of red pepper flakes 
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo
  • 1 14-ounce can diced blaze broiled tomatoes
  • 12 cups cooked chicken or chickpeas
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 12 tablespoons butter (optional)
  • feta and dill for topping (optional)
  • lemon squeezies for confined (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a ample oven-safe skillet, calefaction the oil over average heat. Add the onion. Saute for 5 account or until soft.
  3. Add the garlic, red pepper, kale, oregano, red pepper flakes, and salt. Saute for 5 account or until the kale is wilted.
  4. Add the amazon paste. Saute for 1-2 minutes. 
  5. Add the orzo, canned tomatoes, craven or chickpeas, and broth. Accompany to a simmer. 
  6. Bake for 10-15 account until the orzo is soft.
  7. Finish by active in butter, crumbling feta over the top, and blanket with some beginning dill, auto juice, and afresh arena atramentous pepper. YEAH BABY.



If you appetite the feta to get soft, aloof crumble and again put it aback in the oven for 5 account or so afore serving.

I commonly use an enameled casting adamant pan for this, and I acquisition that the orzo brand to stick to the basal of the pan. But it should absolution accomplished with some affable burden from a spatula or board beanery and again you’ll be acceptable to go!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Greek-Inspired

Keywords: Greek recipe, orzo recipe, broiled pasta recipe, vegetarian pasta

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    Sarah Judge

    This looks delicious! How continued do you simmer it for afore putting it in the oven – or do you aloof accompany it to a simmer and again transfer?

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      What admeasurement of pan do you acclaim back authoritative this vegetarian aloof with chickpeas? I consistently acknowledge recommendations on the admeasurement of pan from the chef ! This compound absolutely bent my eye.

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    Amanda Grant

    This looks delicious! What’s your best advocacy for a gluten chargeless acting for the orzo? Quinoa? Rice? Ooh maybe potato gnocchi??

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      Hi there, Amanda! Rice sounds like a acceptable acting here. We haven’t activated this out yet admitting and aren’t abiding about affable times in the pan with the blow of the ingredients. If you go with rice, it ability be best to baker the rice alone and add it in at the end.

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      C. Rost

      Hi Amanda – I approved with atramentous rice. Aboriginal adapted the rice in the Burning Pot (1 cup rice 1 cup water, 30 min aerial burden 11-18 min accustomed release). Back the compound says to added orzo, I added the adapted rice to the pan instead. Adapted the blow of the way the same. Tasted abundant imho!

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      Delallo offers a gluten-free orzo. I additionally like Banza’s new “rice” as a sub for orzo.

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    I like the compound but I would like to accomplish it with non adapted craven or chickpeas. Do you apperceive what the nutitional ethics of the fat, protein, energy, etc ability be? Do you apperceive how I can account this? Conceivably you can absolute me to a website that calculates this? Acknowledge you actual much.

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    What should I do if I don’t accept an oven-safe skillet? Can I alteration it to a baking bowl and still get the aforementioned results?

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    Look at all those admirable colors! This compound looks AMAZING, I can’t delay to try it. Acknowledge you for sharing!

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    Suzanne Harman

    OMG sooooo good! I aloof fabricated this with craven AND chickpeas. Didn’t charge to acclimatize any of the added ingredients! Served it with alloyed greens and some Rustica bread. 😋 Ambition I could column my pic – it’s so pretty!

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    I fabricated this aftermost night and it’s so delicious!! I was apprehensive what you could brace it with as a side? it’s a adequately abundant bowl so I capital to eat article with it to accomplish it a little lighter if that makes sense. acknowledgment for the recipe!!

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    Merissa Racine

    I fabricated this today application adapted chicken. It was delish! Acknowledge you for advancing up with these admirable recipes!!

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    Made this tonight. It was cool yummy! My accomplished fan admired it, including my 3 year old. Winner, winner! POY does it again.

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    I fabricated the Greek Broiled Orzo aftermost night and it was delicious. My bedmate had two servings. Abundant one pot bowl and actual appetizing too. Absolutely will be authoritative it again.

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      This is one of my favorites! To augment a army would you advance putting it in a slow-cooker or a broiler oven? If so, would you basic to point of simmer and again accomplishment it off after?

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        Hi, Anna! We haven’t activated this out in a apathetic cooker or a broiler oven and we’re not abiding that it’d about-face out absolutely right. For a crowd, we’d advance aloof acceleration or tripling the compound and application added oven-safe skillets as needed. Enjoy!

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    alex susich

    I aloof fabricated this aftermost night for banquet with some accompany – affectionate of went agrarian with the blaze broiled tomatoes and red pepper flakes and it was absolutely what we all bare aroma wise. Mild abundant to accessible up the pores but chock-full back you chock-full eating. 10/10 acclaim and acknowledge you for aperture my affection up to orzo!

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    This was delicious. Alike my banty pea and kale antisocial bedmate loves it! We topped it with the feta and auto abstract and are clearly hooked. Aught complaints on this affection advantageous dinner. Bonus, it reheats beautifully for cafeteria at assignment the abutting day 🙂

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    I fabricated this on Sunday and it is absolutely tasty! I acclimated chickpeas veggie borsch so it’s vegetarian, and it was absolutely easy, makes a lot and is delicious! It’s additionally affable but not heavy, so it’s been abundant to accept the assortment at cafeteria this anniversary so far!

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    This was so delicious! This morning while my babyish napped, I able to the point of alive stovetop, again transferred to a baking bowl and put it in the fridge. At banquet time, I added a little added water, afflicted it up, and broiled in the oven for about 20 minutes. My 4 year old and 6 year old enjoyed it too!!

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    Hello! Aggravating this tonight. Will application accomplished aureate orzo accomplish a difference? Also, can I use both chickpeas and adapted chicken?

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Hi, Whitney! Accomplished aureate orzo sounds abundant here! We would advance aloof affable it until it’s soft. And we adulation the abstraction of application both craven and chickpeas. Protein win!

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      Can I use accomplished atom penne in this recipe? How should I acclimatize the affable time. I admired it with orzo!! Aloof aggravating to go accomplished atom and can’t acquisition accomplished atom orzo.

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    This compound is outstanding! So flavorful. I bumped up the garlic, aloof because.. added garlic can never be a bad thing, but I’m so animated I stumbled aloft this one. It’s a babysitter all the way! I may accept gone aback for seconds, but no abashment here. Cool benign recipe, too! Acknowledgment for sharing. 🙂

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    ROBIN Barton

    Wow! This is amazing and so accessible to make. I fabricated it with disconnected craven from the burning pot. 10/10! Will absolutely be authoritative afresh and again!

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    This was adorable and actual accessible to prepare! The accession of dill and auto at the end absolutely accomplish the dish!

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        This was delicious, acknowledge you! And I acknowledge that it’s such an calmly customizable recipe. I’ve adapted this bisected a dozen times now, subbing 1/2 cup of the borsch for red wine for some added flavor.