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4.8 from 5 votes

Three-Cheese Orzo

Orzo simmered in chicken broth with onions and garlic! Cheesy orzo pasta recipe that's easy and flavorful!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, easy, orzo, pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Divas Can Cook


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup onions diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of cheese I used a mixture of parmesan, Colby jack, and mild cheddar
  • Parsely garnish


  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  • Add onions and cook until tender.
  • Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Stir in orzo and cook until lightly toasted, stirring constantly.
  • Pour in chicken broth.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until most of the broth is absorbed.
  • Remove from heat and stir in cheese.
  • Garnish with parsley.
  • Serve.



If you need to thin out the cheesy orzo add a bit of chicken broth or milk.