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15 Minute One Pot Mushroom Orzo

Cooking doesn’t get easier than my One Pot Mushroom Orzo Pasta recipe!  This 15 minute meal is a hearty vegetarian dinner. 

15 Minute One Pot Mushroom Orzo- healthy, easy and hearty vegetarian meal./ Running in a Skirt

Hi friends!

I don’t know about you, but I’m all about a healthy, fresh 15 minute dinner.  Bonus points if it’s hearty enough to fill the hubs AND only requires a little clean up.

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My creamy, delicious One Pot Mushroom Orzo pasta recipe fits the bill perfectly.

Yum…. mushrooms….

15 Minute One Pot Mushroom Orzo- healthy, easy and hearty vegetarian meal./ Running in a Skirt

Dinner seriously doesn’t get easier than this.  I buy the portobello mushrooms already sliced so the only prep work is slicing the zucchini and rinsing a can of white beans.

The rest is just measuring and dumping in a pot.

I bring it all to a boil and allow it to simmer for about 10 minutes.

15 Minute One Pot Mushroom Orzo- healthy, easy and hearty vegetarian meal./ Running in a Skirt

Stay close and kept stirring, because it will stick to the bottom.   But that is the only hard part.  Use a non-stick pot if you have one.

The pasta absorbs the vegetable broth and the veggies cook at the same time.

And remember how I said it’s creamy?  It only looks and tastes indulgent!  The creaminess comes from adding Greek yogurt at the end.  There is also just a quarter cup of fresh Parmesan.  It’s just enough to get the flavor, without really bulking up the calories.

15 Minute One Pot Mushroom Orzo- healthy, easy and hearty vegetarian meal./ Running in a Skirt

See how delicious and sinful the mushroom orzo pasta looks!  It honestly tastes like I added cream instead of just yogurt.

15 Minute One Pot Mushroom Orzo- healthy, easy and hearty vegetarian meal./ Running in a Skirt

This is an all around great vegetarian meal because the beans, mushrooms AND Greek yogurt add protein.  The zucchini is packed with vitamins.  Finally, the orzo base ensures it’s a filling dinner.

15 Minute One Pot Mushroom Orzo- healthy, easy and hearty vegetarian meal./ Running in a Skirt

Enjoy!

15 Minute One Pot Mushroom Orzo Pasta
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
An easy, healthy and hearty vegetarian meal!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pound orzo pasta
  • 5 cups high quality vegetable broth
  • 8 ounces sliced portobello mushrooms
  • 2 small zucchini cut in thin half moons
  • 1 can white beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup fresh grated Parmesan
  • optional garnish: additional Parmesan and chopped parsley
Instructions
  1. Add the orzo, broth, mushrooms, zucchini, white beans, garlic, thyme, basil, organo, salt and pepper to a large pot and bring to a boil. Stir.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer and allow to cook uncovered until liquid absorbs. Stir frequently to keep from sticking. Pasta should be tender in 9-11 minutes, but may vary from brand of pasta. Check the pasta near the end of the cooking time to reach desired tenderness. I like mine to still have an al dente bite.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in Greek yogurt and Parmesan.
  4. Serve with a garnish of Parmesan and chopped parsley.
Recipe Notes

A non-stick pot will help with the sticking! But don't forget to stir all the way to the bottom.

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15 Minute One Pot Mushroom Orzo- healthy, easy and hearty vegetarian meal./ Running in a Skirt

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By | 2018-06-28T12:58:41-04:00 May 17th, 2016|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Vegetarian Meals|18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. […] Hubs and I love mushrooms.  Whether on pizza, in a pasta dish or perfectly stuffed with cheese and spinach… it’s something we always agree is a good […]

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  3. Nicole @ Fitful Focus May 18, 2016 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    Drooling!! I need to find a gluten free orzo now!

  4. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition May 18, 2016 at 11:22 am - Reply

    This is such a great idea! It looks so easy for a busy night. I’m going to try it soon!

  5. Annmarie May 18, 2016 at 9:39 am - Reply

    I’ve made something similar to this with risotto and it is SO GOOD! Love the zucchini in there!

  6. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy May 18, 2016 at 6:09 am - Reply

    One pot means less washing up which is always good with me!
    I only recently discovered orzo and I have been seriously missing out. I love the stuff!

    • JulieWunder May 28, 2016 at 11:28 am - Reply

      Isn’t it the best?? I’m all about fewer dishes. As much as I like to cook… I dislike dishes!

  7. B @ Sequin Notebook May 17, 2016 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    Stopping by from Delicious Dish Tuesday…this sounds amazing! I’m a huge mushroom fan, and I love the greek yogurt swap. Can’t wait to try it!

  8. Mary Jean Henson May 17, 2016 at 7:15 am - Reply

    This sounds great. I have a question concerning a good veggie broth. Some that I have purchased just don’t taste good. Any suggestion would be appreciated. Thanks!

    • JulieWunder May 17, 2016 at 9:01 am - Reply

      I’ll buy one that is a little higher end like Organic Pacific Foods or Emeril’s. I’ll stock up if I see them on sale because they will be more expensive. Hope that helps!

  9. Blane Sherer May 17, 2016 at 6:36 am - Reply

    I have been eating more mushrooms
    over the past few years .I didn’t used
    to eat them.

  10. Susie @ SuzLyfe May 17, 2016 at 6:32 am - Reply

    Love the idea of adding greek yogurt at the end. I might try this with cauliflower rice!

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