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Bowl of Orzo with Tomatoes, Basil and Ricotta.

Orzo with Tomatoes, Basil and Ricotta

This easy pasta recipe will become a family favorite! Cooks all in one pot and perfect for Meatless Mondays!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 385kcal


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups orzo dry
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese


  • Heat the butter in a deep skillet or frying pan over medium heat.
  • When the butter has melted add the the garlic and tomatoes. Cook for about 2-3 minutes or the tomatoes have started to soften.
  • Add the orzo and the chicken stock. Cook for about 15 minutes or until the pasta is cooked to your liking.
  • Stir in the basil and ricotta. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste.


This makes a great vegetarian main dish or as a side dish.  
Use a good quality chicken stock, preferably homemade. 


Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 551mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1054IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 2mg