Orzo with Butternut Squash and Spinach
Cook Time
25 mins
 
Orzo with Butternut Squash and Spinach - creamy orzo, leftover butternut squash and baby spinach turned into a quick healthy dish.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orzo with butternut squash and spinach
Servings: 4
Author: dieTTaste
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups butternut squash roasted or cooked
  • 1 cup orzo regular or whole wheat
  • 3 cups fresh spinach shredded
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cut butternut squash into 1/4 inch cubes. Set aside.
  2. Cook orzo in boiling salty water according to package instructions. Drain, but reserve some of pasta water.
  3. In the meantime in a large pan, fry garlic in olive oil for a few seconds (until fragrant), add spinach and 1-2 Tbsp water you reserved from cooking orzo. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until spinach is soft to your liking.
  4. Add orzo, butternut squash and season to taste with salt and pepper. Non-vegans can serve this dish with grated Parmesan cheese, feta or blue cheese.