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Kale, White Bean and Mozzarella Baked Orzo
with roasted broccoli

Active: 30 min Total: 45 min

One pan saucy orzo pasta gets creamy and tender in the oven. Topped with melted cheese and packed with healthy kale, it's an easy dish that makes great leftovers.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Kale, Sausage and Mozzarella Baked Orzo:
  • Onions, medium - 1/2
  • Kale, large curly leaf - 3 leaves, stems removed and leaves chopped
  • Cheese, fresh mozzarella - 4 oz, cubed or sliced
  • Parsley, fresh - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Beans, cannellini or butter (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Italian seasoning - 1 tsp
  • Pasta, uncooked orzo - 1 cup
  • Tomato paste - 2 Tbsp
  • Tomatoes, crushed - 1 cup
  • Stock, any type - 2 cups
Oven Roasted Broccoli:
  • Broccoli - 12 oz, florets
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp

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Prep

  1. Onions / Kale / Broccoli / Garlic - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Cheese / Parsley - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Beans - Drain and rinse.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 400F / 204C degrees.
  2. Toss broccoli and garlic with oil (portion for the broccoli) and season with some salt. Spread out on a sheet pan. Roast until broccoli is tender and starting to brown in spots, shaking the pan halfway through cooking, ~25 minutes.
  3. While broccoli roasts, heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil (portion for the orzo) and onions. Saute until onions are tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Add Italian seasoning and a pinch of salt and saute for 1 minute more.
  4. Stir in kale leaves, pasta, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, beans and stock. Bring to a simmer. Top with cheese and cover with a lid. Transfer to oven.
  5. Bake, covered, until orzo is tender, 13 to 16 minutes.
  6. When broccoli is finished, squeeze lemon juice over top.
  7. Top orzo with parsley and serve with broccoli on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (207)
Gluten-free (13)
Paleo (15)
Vegetarian (49)

101 reviews

This is a great quick recipe. Very filling and ferezes fabulously.

By: Davia
Posted: Dec 10, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Came together faster than I imagined. Reduced broth by half per other reviews.

By: Sabrina
Posted: Jul 21, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

A wonderful tasty casserole we always enjoy immensely. Works great with chard or kale!

By: Kathryn
Posted: Mar 23, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was a delicious soup. Great flavor. I used chard because I had extra from another recipe.

By: Julie
Posted: Feb 09, 2019
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Loved this! Reduced the liquid per the reviews, but this was great for a cold night.

By: Holly
Posted: Dec 11, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Great flavors that I wouldn't have normally put together. There was a bit too much liquid though, I will reduce the amount of stock next time. My son said this is his new favorite dish!

By: Kari
Posted: Dec 03, 2018
Diet: Original
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