Monday, August 17, 2015

Creamy Parmesan Orzo Pasta With Chicken Artichokes & Spinach

By: The Food Hunter

Looking for new ways to mix-up my weeknight dinner routine and still eat healthy I came up with this delicious combination of artichokes, spinach, chicken and orzo pasta. Similar to mac & cheese but much healthier, this recipe is easy to prepare and very tasty.

Creamy Parmesan Orzo with Chicken, Artichokes & Spinach

1 cup orzo pasta
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup skim milk
2 cups spinach, chopped
1/2 can artichokes hearts, quartered
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt & pepper to taste

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook orzo according to package instructions. Drain well and set aside.

In the meantime heat olive oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant about 1-2 minutes.

Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually add milk, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 3-4 minutes.

Add spinach and cook until wilted. Stir in artichokes and Parmesan. Add orzo and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.


  1. I need to make a low carb version with creamy spinach and artichokes!

  2. I can't get enough of artichokes...super fun in pasta!

  3. I'm with Lora, I just can't get enough of those amazing artichokes!!

  4. This is totally my kind of meal...pasta (of course), chicken, artichokes, cheese...delicious!

  5. I love all of the ingredients in this!

  6. Oh yes please. This looks wonderful. I love orzo!!!

  7. Loved seeing this Orzo and I wish I had some right now! Chicken, Artichokes & Spinach are so good together! Also I LOVE mac & cheese so I know I'd be all over this "healthier Version"!

  8. This looks great! Love the artichokes in this!

  9. Love this combination of veggies! What a light and pretty pasta dish!