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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Creamy Spinach Orzo

This is one of those moments where I get to feel like I'm Sandra Lee. fWe have progressively moved to having fewer and fewer processed foods, but I do keep some things on hand for when I really need to cut the time down, but still have real nutritional value.

This side dish is sooo yummy and easy! The boys eat it up, too.

1/2 box orzo pasta
1 bag fresh spinach, chopped
1 cup of prepared alfredo sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
2T lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
3T fresh grated parmesan

Bring water for pasta to a boil. Add pasta, and cook according to directions for al dente. With 4 minutes left in cooking, add spinach to pasta. Drain pasta and spinach, and return to pot. On low heat, add alfredo sauce, garlic, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Heat through, about 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with parmesan, and serve.

This recipe is linked to Our Krazy Kitchen's Simple Saturday. Check it out!


girlichef said...

Oh, simple and super delicious! Sounds great, thanks for bringing it to Simple Saturday :D

McVal said...

Oh cool! I HAVE Orzo noodles and have only used them for chicken noodle soup so far. Now I have a new thing to try them in. Thanks!

Karine said...

Your orzo recipe sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)