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One-Pan Orzo Italiano

One-Pan Orzo Italiano

with Chicken Sausage, Tomatoes, and Spinach

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Pasta night just got so easy, it’s ridiculous. Everything in this recipe (and we really mean everything) comes together in a single pan. And since the orzo is cooked risotto-style, with the minimal amount of water it needs to get al dente, you don’t even have to drain it. The only thing that’s not minimal is the flavor: with chicken sausage, warmed tomatoes, and Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, taste-wise, it about as big and bold as you can get.


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

Preparation Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

2 clove


5 ounce


1 unit


4 ounce

Grape Tomatoes

6 ounce

Italian Chicken Sausage Mix

¼ ounce


⅔ cup

Orzo Pasta


½ tablespoon

Italian Seasoning

1 unit

Chicken Stock Concentrate

¼ cup

Shredded Mozzarella Cheese


½ cup

Panko Breadcrumbs


¼ cup

Parmesan Cheese


Not included in your delivery

1 teaspoon

Olive Oil



Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)2552 kJ
Calories610 kcal
Fat18 g
Saturated Fat8 g
Carbohydrate79 g
Sugar6 g
Dietary Fiber8 g
Protein42 g
Cholesterol110 mg
Sodium1030 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.
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Large Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Preheat and Prep
Preheat and Prep

Wash and dry all produce. Preheat broiler to high. Mince garlic. Finely chop spinach until you have 1 cup very packed spinach. Cut lemon in half; cut one half into wedges. Cut tomatoes in half. Remove sausage from casings of 2 links (use the other as you like). Pick parsley leaves from stems and finely chop; discard stems.

Cook Sausage
Cook Sausage

Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large, tall-sided pan over medium-high heat (use an ovenproof pan if you have one). Add sausage, breaking up meat into pieces. Cook until just browned, about 3 minutes.

Start Orzotto
Start Orzotto

Add tomatoes and garlic to pan with sausage. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes start to wilt, 2-3 minutes. Add ⅔ cup orzo and ½ TBSP Italian seasoning (we sent more of both). Cook, stirring, until orzo is coated in juices, 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper.

Finish Orzotto
Finish Orzotto

Add 2 cups water, stock concentrate, and a pinch of salt to same pan. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to medium. Let simmer, stirring occasionally, until orzo is almost al dente, 7-9 minutes. Stir in spinach and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes more. TIP: If mixture seems dry, add water ¼ cup at a time until loosened.


Stir ¼ cup mozzarella (we sent more) and a squeeze of lemon into pan. Season with salt, pepper, and more lemon (to taste). (TIP: If your pan is not ovenproof, transfer mixture to a baking dish at this point.) Sprinkle panko and Parmesan over top of orzotto. Broil until panko is golden brown, 1-3 minutes.

Plate and Serve
Plate and Serve

Divide orzotto between plates. Sprinkle parsley over top. Serve with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over.