Orzo with veggies/cheese


Orzo with veggies/cheese

By maneesh-gogia  ,     , ,

May 28, 2015

My toddler lived off some variation of this for about a year of his life. This is great for all kids and a nice way to get some veggies in. I found it worked great for him because he had issues with textures. We often made a vegetable soup and boiled pasta at the beginning of the week and would have it on hand to make this meal in a bind all week. Also could serve the soup alone, and it was also a good adult meal.

  • Yields: 4 servings


2 cups Orzo pasta

3 Carrots

1/2 Onion

1 bunch of asparagus

1/2 of a green bell pepper

4 cups of Chicken Broth

Cheese (any)

2-3 TBS milk

Salt to taste


1Boil water for Pasta, Add Orzo and cook according to package directions.

2Coarsely chop all vegetables. You will be blending all of these so no need to chop finely or evenly.

3Heat olive oil in a pan and add all vegetables.

4Once heated for about 5 minutes, add chicken broth.

5Bring to a boil.

6Simmer, covered until all vegetables are soft, about 15 minutes.

7Puree using a hand blender or regular blender. You can leave some of this chunky based on your childs preference.

8In a separate pan, add orzo, pureed veggie soup, milk, and cheese.

9Heat until combination is thickening and bubbly.

10Add salt to taste.

Any combination of vegetables and any pasta can be used! Adding a small amount of milk and cheese just make it extra creamy but aren't necessary for any milk allergy kids.


1 Review


May 16, 2015

This recipe was a hit with our whole family. I didn’t have a lot of the veggies, so I made this recipe with carrots, onions, and broccoli. I also added some chicken breast. My kids ate it as is, and I just added some Tabasco for my husband:) I’m definitely including this in our rotation.

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