Mushroom & Feta Orzo (Ready in 20 Minutes)

Mushroom & Feta Orzo – a super simple side dish that packs a ton of flavor! Ready to eat in about 20 minutes. Orzo, mushrooms, butter, garlic, chicken broth, and feta cheese. Garnish with dried parsley. Can add leftover chicken, pork, or beef for an easy main dish. #pasta #mushrooms #feta #sidedish

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Easy Skillet Pasta with Mushrooms

This quick Mushroom & Feta Orzo is a favorite at our house. It only has a few simple ingredients and tastes great. It is just as easy as pulling out a box of Rice-A-Roni but tastes a million times better. We make this several times a month and love it. Chicken Legs loves the mushrooms and I love the feta cheese. It is the best of both worlds for us!

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How to Make Mushroom & Feta Orzo

This pasta is super easy to make. Start with melting some butter in a skillet and cooking the fresh mushroom slices until they start to soften. Add the orzo pasta and cook until it starts to get a golden brown color. Add garlic and chicken broth. Bring the pasta to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes, until soft. Stir in some crumbled feta cheese. Garnish the orzo with some dried parsley and serve immediately.

Feel free to add any other vegetables to the orzo mixture. Onions or bell peppers would be nice. You can even throw in some leftover chicken, pork, or beef and turn this into an easy main dish.

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What to Serve with Orzo

This orzo makes a great side dish or meatless main dish. It goes with just about everything – chicken, pork, steaks. It is super easy to make and fancy enough to serve at a dinner party. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this easy orzo:

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Mushroom & Feta Orzo

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Mushroom & Feta Orzo – a super simple side dish that packs a ton of flavor! Ready to eat in about 20 minutes. Orzo, mushrooms, butter, garlic, chicken broth, and feta cheese. Garnish with dried parsley. Can add leftover chicken, pork, or beef for an easy main dish. #pasta #mushrooms #feta #sidedish

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 8 -oz sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 8 -oz orzo pasta, uncooked
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and orzo and cook until some of the orzo turns golden brown.
  • Add garlic and cook for an additional one minute. Add chicken stock, bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and stir in cheese, salt, and pepper. Garnish with dried parsley.

Steph

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  1. I made this recipe tonight and it was delicious! I added 1 cup or so of frozen chopped spinach as it seemed similar to a Greek dish I know of. Next time, we will increase the amount of feta to make it even more flavorful. We really enjoyed this and will be making it a lot! 8 ounces of orzo made a lot for another meal for the 2 of us as a side dish.

    1. It’s simmering right now. Loved the idea of spinach so I’m going to add a handful. I have to be sneaky to get hubby to eat his veggies. Thanks for the recipe. It’s smelling wonderful.

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