One-Pan Orzo with Sun-Dried Tomato

by Maddie
One-Pan Orzo with Sun-Dried Tomato and Mascarpone Recipe in Black serving bowl, with parmesan cheese and fresh chopped basil in the background

Tantalize your taste buds with this easy One-Pan Orzo with Sun-Dried Tomate recipe! Combining creamy mascarpone, tasty sun-dried tomatoes, and fragrant Basil over Orzo, this recipe is a quick and flavorful dinner option.

Why I Love It

Easy: This One-Pan Orzo with Sun-Dried tomato recipe is super easy to make; in under 30 minutes, you’ll have a deliciously creamy orzo recipe

Luxury: This recipe will surprise your guest at any dinner gathering. The best part is how easy it is to make!

Delicious: Super tasty; I guarantee you’ll love it

One-Pan Orzo with Sun-Dried Tomato and Mascarpone Close-Up with Wooden Spoon

What Are The Ingredients

To make this One-Pan Orzo with Sun-Dried Tomato and Mascarpone, you will need ¾ cup of dry Orzo, 2 cups of water to boil de Orzo, 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato, 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese, ¼ cup of freshly chopped basil leaves, 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste.

  • Orzo: For this recipe, I chose Orzo, but you can use Arborio Rice to make an incredible creamy sun-dried risotto. 
  • Mascarpone Cheese: I use Belgioioso Mascarpone. The recipe calls for ¼ cup, but you can double the ratio if you want it creamier. 
  • Fresh Basil Leaves: Nothing beats the flavor of fresh chopped Basil. Please avoid substituting it with dry Basil; it won’t taste as good as fresh Basil. Also, If you want to double on the Basil, go for it!
  • Sun-Dried Tomato in Oil: I prefer to use sun-dried tomatoes in oil because the oil adds a lot of flavors to the final result. In fact, you can Add ½ tablespoon of sun-dried tomato oil when preparing this recipe, and I guarantee you’ll love it!
  • Parmesan Cheese: The recipe calls for 2 tablespoons, but if you are like my dad, you’ll double the amount, and that’s ok too.  
Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Orzo, Fresh Basil, and Mascarpone each in Prep Bowls, ready to be used in Orzo Recipe

How To Make One-Pan Orzo with Sun-Dried Tomato

  1. Cook the Orzo: In a Sautee pan over medium-high heat, stir in water (or broth) and 1 tsp of salt, and bring to a simmer. Add Orzo and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer gently, often stirring, until Orzo is tender and creamy (13-15 minutes).
  2. Add-Ons: Add the sun-dried tomatoes and ¾ of the fresh chopped Basil. Next, pour in the creamy Mascarpone cheese and mix until all ingredients are well combined. Transfer to a nice serving dish and sprinkle the rest of the fresh Basil and parmesan cheese! Enjoy!
Orzo slowly cooking in Sautee Pan with water
Cooked Orzo in Sautee Pan with Fresh Chopped Basil, Sun-Dried Tomato and Mascarpone Cheese, ready to be mixed
Creamy Cooked Orzo with Sun-Dried Tomato, basil and Mascarpone in a Sautee Pan, with Wooden Spoon Ready to be served

Substitutes

Mascarpone: If you don’t have mascarpone, you can also use Cream Cheese. It won’t taste the same, but it will give you the creamy results you want. 

 

Dried Red Chili Flakes: If you want to add a little spice to this recipe, sprinkle Dried Red Chili Flakes to Taste. 

Storage Tips

You can make this recipe and store the cooked Orzo for up to 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also freeze this recipe and store it in an airtight container for up to 3 months in the freezer. 

 

Reheating: When reheating the Orzo, ensure you add 1 tablespoon of water per cup before doing so. You can reheat it in the microwave or on the stovetop. 

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One-Pan Orzo with Sun-Dried Tomato and Mascarpone Recipe in Black serving bowl, with parmesan cheese and fresh chopped basil in the background

One-Pan Orzo with Sun-Dried Tomato and Mascarpone


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  • Author: Maddie @TheFoodieKitchn
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Serving 1x

Description

Tantalize your taste buds with this easy One-Pan Orzo with Sun-Dried Tomato and Mascarpone recipe! This recipe is a quick and flavorful dinner option for any occasion. Let me show you how to make it!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 3/4 cup of Orzo
  • 2 cups of Water
  • 1/4 cup Mascarpone Cheese
  • 1/4 cup of Fresh Basil, Chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Sun-Dried Tomato in Oil, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a Sautee Pan over medium-high heat, stir in water, and 1 teaspoon of salt, and bring to a simmer.
  2. Add Orzo and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer gently, often stirring, until Orzo si tender and creamy (13-15 minutes)
  3. Add the Sun-Dried tomatoes and 3/4 of the fresh chopped basil.
  4. Pour in the creamy mascarpone cheese and mix until all ingredients are well combined.
  5. Transfer to a nice serving dish and sprinkle the rest of the fresh Basil and parmesan cheese.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

Substitute:
Mascarpone Cheese: If you don’t have mascarpone cheese, you can also use Cream Cheese. It won’t taste exactly the same, but it will give you the creamy results you need.
Dried Red Chili Flakes: If you want to add a little spice to this dish, sprinkle dried red chili flakes to taste.

Storage:
You can make this recipe and store the cooked Orzo for up to 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also freeze this recipe and store it in an airtight container for up to 3 months in the freezer.
Reheating: When you are ready to reheat the orzo, ensure you add one tablespoon of water per cup. You can reheat it in the microwave or on the stovetop.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Sautee
  • Cuisine: Italian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 488
  • Sugar: 2.5
  • Sodium: 204
  • Fat: 18
  • Saturated Fat: 6.5
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 69
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 16
  • Cholesterol: 35

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