One-Pan Orzotto Italiano
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One-Pan Orzotto Italiano

One-Pan Orzotto Italiano

with Chicken Sausage,Tomatoes, and Spinach

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’s about as big and bold as you can get.

Family Friendly

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

Total Time30 minutes
Prep Time


serving amount

2 clove


5 ounce


1 unit


4 ounce

Grape Tomatoes

¼ ounce


9 ounce

Italian Chicken Sausage

6 ounce

Orzo Pasta

(Contains Wheat)

1 tablespoon

Italian Seasoning

1 unit

Chicken Stock Concentrate

½ cup

Mozzarella Cheese

(Contains Milk)

¼ cup

Panko Breadcrumbs

(Contains Wheat)

¼ cup

Parmesan Cheese

(Contains Milk)

Not included in your delivery

1 tablespoon

Olive Oil


Black Pepper


Nutrition Values

/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3556 kJ
Calories850 kcal
Fat33 g
Saturated Fat11 g
Carbohydrate89 g
Sugar9 g
Dietary Fiber8 g
Protein48 g
Cholesterol140 mg
Sodium1700 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.


Medium Pot
Large Pan
Small Bowl



Preheat broiler to high or oven to 500 degrees. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Wash and dry all produce. Mince garlic. Finely chop spinach until you have 1 very packed cup (2 cups for 4 servings). (You may not use all the spinach.) Halve lemon; cut one half into wedges. Halve tomatoes. Pick parsley leaves from stems; discard stems and finely chop leaves.

Cook Orzo and Cook Sausage

Once water is boiling, add orzo to pot and cook until al dente, 7-9 minutes. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water, then drain. Heat a large drizzle of olive oil in a large, high-sided pan (preferably ovenproof) over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook, breaking up meat into pieces, until just browned, 3-4 minutes. (It’ll cook through in the next step.)

Cook Tomatoes and Garlic

Add tomatoes and garlic to pan with sausage. Cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and sausage is cooked through, 2-3 minutes. Stir in half the Italian Seasoning (all the seasoning for 4 servings) and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until tomatoes start to break down, 2-3 minutes more. Lower heat to medium.

Finish Orzotto

Stir spinach, stock concentrate, ½ cup reserved pasta water (¾ cup for 4 servings), and cooked orzo into pan with sausage mixture. Cook, stirring, until spinach is wilted and mixture is creamy, 2-3 minutes. TIP: If mixture seems dry, stir in a splash of remaining reserved pasta water.

Broil Orzotto

Stir mozzarella and a squeeze of lemon juice into pan with orzotto. Season with salt, pepper, and more lemon juice to taste. (TIP: If your pan isn’t ovenproof, transfer mixture to a baking dish at this point.) In a small bowl, combine panko, Parmesan, a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper; sprinkle over pan or dish. Broil or bake until panko is golden brown, 2-3 minutes. TIP: Watch carefully for any burning.


Divide orzotto between plates. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with any remaining lemon wedges on the side.