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Roasted Veggie Orzo

“My sister inspired this recipe. I added a few more spices, but the concept is hers. It's easy to vary, is a great way to add veggies to your diet and the olive oil is heart healthy.”Jackie Termont - Richmond, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups fresh mushrooms, halved
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 cup cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon each dried oregano, thyme and rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  • Place vegetables in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with seasonings; toss to coat. Bake at 400° until tender, 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, cook orzo according to package directions. Drain; transfer to a serving bowl. Stir in roasted vegetables. Sprinkle with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 164 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 188mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • Dnpop
    Aug 29, 2015

    This was good, not amazing, but good. I'm not sure if I would remake this specific recipe or go out of my way to recommend it because I've made many variations of this just on my own by throwing the veggies I have on hand together in a skillet with olive oil and seasonings..It just isn't very original, but tasted ok.

  • rmbarr059
    Mar 24, 2015

    Wonderful way to get a lot of veggies in! So tasty. Will be making much more in the future...would be yummy to grill the veggies in the summer.

  • iritnus
    Aug 6, 2013

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  • Pinstripes
    Feb 15, 2013

    Good stuff. Can use any veggies you have on hand, really, and sprinkle on Italian seasoning to taste.

  • brownrexx
    Aug 4, 2011

    Very good. I made it for company and they were very impressed.

  • danielleylee
    Jul 31, 2011

    This recipe was pretty good! Good way to use some summer garden veggies. I added fresh basil from the garden at the end.

  • kayakbabe1
    Jun 14, 2011

    Wonderful side dish or a lite main dish. Angel hair pasta was great with it as well.

  • kbraymen
    May 18, 2011

    This is absolutely delicious! It can be tailored to the veggies that the family likes (we've used brussel sprouts and carrots too.) Can also add grilled chicken and make it a meal instead of side dish. Definitely a keeper!

  • angelaland
    May 12, 2011

    I've made this delicious dish many times. It gets rave reviews every time. I often substitute the veggies I have available and it's just as good, in my opinion.

  • GailJay
    Apr 1, 2011

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