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    Butternut Squash Orzo

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    35 mins

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    SJG3483's Note:

    When they are combined, the pasta picks up the flavor of the squash beautifully. Make sure you cook it long enough for the flavors to meld.

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    1. 1
      In a deep skillet, melt butter with oil over medium-high heat.
    2. 2
      Add onion and cook for about 6 minutes, or until tender and starting to brown.
    3. 3
      Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
    4. 4
      Add squash and stir.
    5. 5
      Add 1/2 cup chicken broth and simmer over medium heat until liquid is absorbed and squash is barely tender.
    6. 6
      While it is simmering, bring the remaining broth to a boil.
    7. 7
      Add orzo and cook for about 8 minutes, until cooked al dente.
    8. 8
      Drain any excess liquid.
    9. 9
      Combine squash mixture with orzo and heat together for a few minutes, until the squash is tender.
    10. 10
      Pour into a bowl and toss with basil and cheese.
    11. 11
      Add salt and pepper to taste.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 02, 2007


      This is a very good quick dinner for us now! The second time I made it I doubled the garlic, added half an onion more(and carmelized them, per LeAnnC's suggestion,) and added a big pinch of nutmeg. (It complements the squash.)I also toss in leftover roast chicken if I have some. Very good, very easy.

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    • on January 15, 2005


      This was delicious! I used 3 onions and cooked them until carmelized (about 35 minutes). Then followed the recipe exactly. The carmelized onions added an extra bit of sweetness that enhanced the flavor of this dish.

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    • on August 27, 2003


      This is fantasic comfort food - yummy, quick and easy. I used a cheddar cheese as I was out of Parmesan. Perfect for weekday meals when you are busy. Also a toddler friendly recipe :-)

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    Nutritional Facts for Butternut Squash Orzo

    Serving Size: 1 (131 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 325.7
    Calories from Fat 95
    Total Fat 10.6 g
    Saturated Fat 4.6 g
    Cholesterol 18.6 mg
    Sodium 224.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 47.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
    Sugars 4.7 g
    Protein 11.8 g

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    vegetable broth

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