Turned out great ... I used ground turkey (that's what I had) ... I used 2 10oz cans of tomatoes w/green chilies ... I like it spicy so I seasoned the meat with Bold creole seasoning .. Followed directions as stated (including the seasoning) and it turned out wonderful... I used fresh spinach/kale/chard mix (I hate frozen spinach) and it was perfect ... Also used feta cheese instead of Parmesan (that's what I had on hand) ... Just sprinkled a little feta on top of the individual servings !! Great recipe .. Easy to follow ... LOVE IT !!!!
I add 1/4 cup olive oil to fry the 90% lean ground beef. Do not drain. This was from the original Greek recipe site.
I used ground chicken. I use my favorite seasonings. More garlic. So easy and a great way to use spinach. Fast as drive through and so much healthier.
What an easy and delicious one-pot meal! I did make two substitutions to give it a bit more flavor: 1) I swapped the ground beef for bulk hot Italian sausage, and 2) I used fire-roasted chopped tomatoes with basil and garlic rather than chopped tomatoes (and only used one garlic clove as a consequence). It really hit the spot, and I will definitely be making it again.
Loved this! So flavorful and delicious! Not even sure how it could be bland at all. All we changed was added a little bit of Penzy's greek seasoning because we read about the bland comments. Next time I might up the orzo to 1.5 cups too, but overall will definitely make again and again. Great for a cold night or just easy weeknight meal.
I thought that it was good but bland. After I tryed it I added some garlic salt and meat seasoning. Then it tasted better. My kids loved it. I like trying new things but my kids are a little scared to try new things. Next time I am going to try putting in a little bit of feta cheese also.
This is a great recipe! I added cannellini beans as others suggested. I think I'll try this recipe with feta cheese next time. Overall, our family enjoyed this dish and the leftovers were even more tasty! Thanks for posting it.
This is my go-to dinner for week nights. I made mine without Spinach and Tomato and it turned out delicious. I topped with fresh Parsley and grated Pecorino Romano. It's a dangerous dish... as in too easy to eat too much.
I love this easy dish! I made some changes, but think it would be good either way. I used ground turkey and chicken broth, I also adjusted the amount of meat and added some cannellini beans as suggested by another reviewer, and added some sliced mushrooms. I did need to add a bit more water to cook the pasta properly. Thanks so much for posting.
Delicious and very easy! My kids and I loved it. The only changes I made were, I used fresh spinach instead of frozen, and beef bouillon, instead of broth. This easy dish is a winner!