Butternut Squash Orzo

Total Time
20 mins
15 mins

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