Monday, April 21, 2014

Creamy Broccoli & Sun Dried Tomato Orzotto

I am so tired of rain.
It feels like it is never going to stop. I am pouty like the kids in "The Cat in the Hat"

Since no 6 ft cat is going to come walking through my door
(he's not...right?)
I needed to find something that would make me smile with all this gloom.

Comfort food comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors.
Pasta + cheese + slow cooked flavor= beating those rain drop blues!
This came from a Pampered Chef cookbook, it took no time at all and was delicious!

1 Medium onion
3 Garlic Cloves (minced)
2 Tsp olive oil
1 ½ Cups uncooked orzo pasta
3 ¼ Cups vegetable broth
¾ Cup dry white wine
1 Jar (8oz) sundried tomatoes in oil (drained and patted dry)
1 Head broccoli (about 2 cups)
2 oz parmesan cheese
6 oz mascarpone cheese

1. Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat for 1-3 minutes
2. Finely chop onion
3. Add onion and garlic to oil and cook 30-45 seconds or until fragrant
4. Stir in orzo pasta
5. Add broth and wine, cook uncovered 14-16 minutes or until almost all liquid is absorbed and orzo is tender
6. Remove skillet from heat. Add tomatoes and broccoli.
7. Cover, let stand for 5 minutes.
8. Add cheeses, mix well

Note: An additional ¾ cup broth can be substituted for the wine


Just noticed my Parmesan cheese is missing. Whoops!

This recipe was shared with:
Monday: Pioneer Momma, Kitchen Table Art, New Mama Diaries, Call Me PMC, The Chicken Chick, Flour me with Love, Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, A Pinch of Joy, Feeding Big, Jam Hands, A Southern Fairytale, Uncommon Designs, Jambellish, All Things Fee, Boogieboard Cottage, Mom's the Word
Tuesday: Inside Bru Crew Life, Pint Sized Baker, Yesterfood, A Peek into my Paradise, The Road to 31, Cornerstone Confessions, New Mrs Adventures, My Joy Filled Life, Our Table for Seven, Mandy's Recipe Box, Kathe with an E, Sweet Silly Sara
Wednesday: Buns in my Oven, Crafty Allie, Lady Behind the Curtain, Dizzy Busy and Hungry, The Newlywed Pilgrimage, Wine and Glue, White Lights on Wednesday, Gingersnap Crafts, Sew Crafty Angel, Mom's Test Kitchen, Lemoine Family Kitchen
Thursday: Sweet Haute, Lambert's Lately, Sweet Bella Roos, What's Cooking Love, Saving 4 Six, Miz Helen's Country Cottage, Endlessly Inspired
Friday: The Grits Blog, Hungry Harps, Craft Dictator, A Conquered Mess, AKA Design, The Daily Dish, O Taste and See Blog, The Better Baker, Love Bakes Good Cakes, Thirty Handmade Days, Angel's Homestead, Morsels of Life, Tales of a Kansas Farm Mom, Cooking with Curls
Saturday: Yummy Healthy Easy, Will Cook for Smiles, Cheerios and Lattes, What's Cooking with Ruthie, Six Sisters Stuff, Sewlicious Home Decor, Raising Memories
Sunday: A Peek into my Paradise, Denise Designed


  1. This looks delicious! I would love for you to share it at Tasty Tuesday recipe link up here! Every recipe gets pinned!

  2. Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again next week!

  3. That would definitely get rid of the rainy blues! Thanks for sharing your recipe, Jay! Pinning now :-)

    Ashley @

  4. This pasta would chase away anyone's blues...Yummy. pinned to try. found at pititthurs. Have a great week.

  5. Yum! That creamy goodness would totally put a smile on my face, rain or shine!

    Stopping by from Get Him Fed Friday to show some love!

  6. Jay, this really does sound delicious! I love the combination of flavors, and the colors all look so appetizing together! Yes, this dish would chase the rainy day blues away! Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday! :)

  7. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing at Happiness is Homemade :)