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This easy Parmesan Orzo Side Dish is my favorite pasta side. It's quick and easy to make, so creamy, and absolutely delicious. | Sides for Two | Easy Sides | Pasta Side Dish |

My Favorite Easy Parmesan Orzo Side Dish

This easy Parmesan Orzo Side Dish is my favorite pasta side. It's quick and easy to make, so creamy, and absolutely delicious.
Course Side
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 to 3 servings
Calories 243 kcal
Author Tracy

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces (2/3 cup) orzo
  • 1 tablespoon (14g) butter
  • 2 tablespoons cream or milk
  • 1/4 cup (1oz) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parsley for garnish optional

Instructions

  1. Bring a medium pot of lightly salted water to a boil and cook orzo according to package instructions. 

  2. Drain and add butter. Stir butter into the pasta until melted and add cream (or milk) and cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste and garnish with parsley if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Approximate nutritional information is for 3 servings made with heavy cream.