Creamy Spinach Orzo

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Yummy and delicious side dishes are always a bonus! Lately, I have been trying really hard to create fancier side dishes that aren’t just plain salt and peppered veggies… I think we can all agree that gets a little boring! I love this side dish because it goes so good with steak, salmon, shrimp, pork chops or whatever food you’re cooking! This recipe is also very quick and easy to make! That’s what I love about it! I usually have these ingredients on hand just in case I need to make this recipe for a last minute dinner party!

Equipment for this recipe:

  • Dutch Oven
  • Large Spoon

Ingredients for this recipe:

  • Butter
  • Shallot
  • Garlic
  • Heavy Cream
  • Beef Broth
  • Spinach
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper


Shallot provides a strong onion flavor with less crunch. If you want a lighter onion flavor, you could switch it out for 1/4 cup diced white onion. This will give the orzo more texture though, so keep that in mind.

I like beef broth in this recipe, but feel free to use vegetable broth or chicken broth instead.

Spinach gives this orzo a delicious flavor and texture. If you would like a different vegetable you could swap the spinach out for steamed broccoli or peas.

Parmesan cheese adds a full flavored finish. If you don’t want cheese or the strong flavor, feel free to omit this. The orzo will still be creamy from the heavy cream!

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