Cheesy Baked Orzo with Bacon and Peas
- cal. (kcal) 290
- Makes: 12 servings
- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Bake: 20 mins at 400°F
cloves garlic, chopped
shredded Gruyere cheese
frozen peas, thawed
- Heat oven to 400 degrees . Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add bacon; cook 8 minutes, until crispy. Remove to a plate with a slotted spoon. Pour off all but 3 tbsp of the bacon fat. Stir in garlic; cook 1 minute. Whisk in flour; cook 1 minute. Whisk in milk, bring to a simmer and cook 5 minutes. Stir in Gruyere, salt and pepper until smooth. Set aside.
- Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add orzo; cook 2 minutes less than package directions. Drain. Stir into sauce with peas and cooked bacon.
- Transfer orzo to a 2-quart baking dish. Top with Parmesan. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, until bubbling and lightly browned.
Nutrition Information for Cheesy Baked Orzo with Bacon and PeasServings Per Recipe: 12
PER SERVING: 290 cal., 9 g total fat 34 g carb. (2 g fiber), 17 g pro.