Broccoli Orzo Bake Recipe

This Broccoli Orzo Bake is a delicious vegetarian pasta recipe that’s so easy to make and is all thrown together in one pan.

2 tsp Oil ▢1 Onion, Peeled and chopped ▢300 g Broccoli, If cooking for 4 people, just use a whole head, the weight is a guide! Cut into small chunks ▢2 Cloves of garlic, Peeled and chopped ▢1 tsp Paprika ▢Salt and pepper ▢300 g Orzo ▢500 ml Vegetable stock ▢2 tbsp Pesto ▢200 g Peas ▢75 g Grated cheese



Preheat the oven to 200C. In a roasting tin put the oil, onion, broccoli, garlic, paprika and salt and pepper. Toss everything so it's all coated. Bake for 10 minutes.

Add the orzo, pesto and stock. Mix well, cover with a lid (or tin foil). Bake for another 15 minutes.

Remove from the oven add the peas, mix in and sprinkle the cheese over. Bake for a further 5 minutes, uncovered.

To make on the hob: Heat oil in sauté pan and add onion and garlic. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until softened.

Add in the broccoli, paprika, salt, pepper, orzo and vegetable stock. Bring to a simmer, cover with lid and cook for 15 minutes over a low heat. Stir occasionally so it doesn’t stick.