Creamy Orzo Risotto with Butternut Squash

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 311.2
  • Total Fat: 6.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.0 mg
  • Sodium: 514.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 53.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.5 g
  • Protein: 11.2 g

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Pasta and butternut squash Pasta and butternut squash
Number of Servings: 4


    4 cup, cubes Butternut Squash
    0.5 1tsp Olive Oil
    0.15 tsp Salt
    0.5 tbsp Butter, salted
    1 cup Orzo Pasta
    1.5 cup (8 fl oz) Water, tap
    1 cup (8 fl oz) Chicken Broth
    1 tsp Thyme, fresh
    2 tbsp Half and Half Cream
    0.35 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Coat a small rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, toss small cubes of butternut squash with oil and salt; spread on sheet. Roast, stirring halfway through, until squash is tender and lightly browned, 20-25 minutes. Meanwhile, melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat; add Orzo. Stir until Orzo begins to smell toasty, about 3 minutes. Add water, broth, and thyme sprigs; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until liquid is nearly absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove thyme; stir in half and half, cheese, and squash. Season with 1/8 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper to taste. Serve.

Serving Size: 4 3/4 cup servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AHOYTX.

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