Cheesy Baked Orzo with Bacon and Peas
- 1 of 3 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.
- 2 of 3 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.
- 3 of 3 Transfer orzo to a 2-quart baking dish. Top with Parmesan. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, until bubbling and lightly browned.
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Per Serving: 17 g pro., 290 kcal cal., 9 g Fat, total, 34 g carb., 2 g fiber