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Broccoli Orzo Bake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.

Makes

6 servings

Orzo pasta makes this bake a sensational alternative to the classic broccoli casserole. There's a nice blend of cheese and a hint of mustard in the dish.—Shana Conradt, Greenville, Wisconsin
Broccoli Orzo Bake Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup uncooked orzo pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the soup, Asiago cheese, milk, mustard and pepper. Stir in the broccoli, orzo, onion and red pepper. Transfer to a greased 1-1/2 qt. baking dish. Combine the mozzarella cheese, bread crumbs and oil; sprinkle over broccoli mixture.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly and cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 160 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 474mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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