Veggie-Loaded Orzo and Sausage
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Veggie-Loaded Orzo and Sausage

Veggie-Loaded Orzo and Sausage

with Lemon and Parmesan

With this recipe, we gave ourselves a challenge: to see how many veggies we could tuck into orzo pasta before going into veggie overload. As it turns out, it might be impossible to have too many veggies—we could have gone on and on adding our favorites from the produce family. But we settled on a pretty solid bunch: half-moons of succulent zucchini, strands of sweet bell pepper, and juicy grape tomato baubles. Plus, there are bits of Italian sausage to keep things nice and meaty.

Child friendly
Family Friendly

Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.

Total Time35 minutes
Prep Time


/ serving 4 people

18 ounce

Sweet Italian Pork Sausage

12 ounce

Orzo Pasta

(Contains Wheat)

2 unit


2 unit

Red Bell Pepper

4 clove


1 unit

Red Onion

8 ounce

Grape Tomatoes

½ cup

Parmesan Cheese

(Contains Milk)

¼ ounce


1 unit


Not included in your delivery

4 teaspoon

Vegetable Oil






Nutrition Values

/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3556 kJ
Calories850 kcal
Fat42 g
Saturated Fat19 g
Carbohydrate89 g
Sugar15 g
Dietary Fiber10 g
Protein37 g
Cholesterol65 mg
Sodium1000 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Large Pot
Large Pan



Wash and dry all produce. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Finely chop parsley. Mince or grate garlic. Halve, peel, and finely chop onion. Halve tomatoes. Halve zucchini lengthwise, then slice into ¼-inch-thick half-moons. Core and seed bell peppers, then thinly slice. Cut lemon into wedges. Slice sausage into ½-inch-thick rounds.

Sear Sausage

Heat a large drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook until browned, 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon and set aside, keeping as much grease in pan as possible.

Cook Zucchini

Heat another large drizzle of oil in same pan over medium heat. Add onion and zucchini. Cook, tossing, until softened, 5-6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook Orzo

Once water is boiling, add orzo to pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, 7-9 minutes. Carefully scoop out and reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water, then drain.

Cook Peppers

Add bell peppers and garlic to pan with zucchini. Cook, tossing, until bell peppers are softened, 2-4 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook until warmed through, 1-2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Finish and Serve

Toss orzo and sausage into pan with veggie mixture. Add half the Parmesan, a squeeze of lemon juice, and a splash of pasta cooking water and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Divide between plates, then garnish with parsley and remaining Parmesan.

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