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Creamy Parmesan Orzo with Sausage

A quick one-pot meal that is guaranteed to satisfy your hungry family. 

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups orzo pasta
  • 5 mild Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning blend
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Handful of spinach
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Add the butter and mild Italian sausage to a large skillet, breaking it into crumbles with a wooden spatula. Cook until browned and cooked through. Discard excess oil if needed, then add the minced garlic to the skillet and sauté for another one to two minutes until fragrant.
  2. Add orzo and toast for two to three minutes, then add chicken broth and stir. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low heat and cover. Cook for about five minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add heavy cream, Italian seasoning blend, parmesan cheese and spinach. Stir to combine—season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Let the orzo and sauce simmer for a few minutes until the sauce thickens slightly and the orzo is cooked. Serve and enjoy!


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