Creamy Parmesan Orzo With Bacon

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

This is a delicious side dish. Orzo is a rice-shaped pasta that can be purchased anywhere pasta is sold.

Top Review by tammyellis17

This is a my family's favorite recipe for orzo. They request I make it for every special occasion and for not so special occasions. Lol.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the bacon in a large saucepan over medium heat until crisp; remove with a slotted spoon (you can drain the bacon fat or leave it).
  2. Melt 2-3 tablespoons butter, then add in onions and garlic; saute until soft (about 5 minutes).
  3. Add in the orzo and stir for about 2 minutes.
  4. Slowly add in the 4-1/2 cups broth; simmer uncovered until the orzo is firm-tender and the broth is absorbed, stirring occasionally (this should take about 7-8 minutes).
  5. Add in whipping cream and bring to a simmer.
  6. Mix in Parmesan cheese and thyme, then cooked bacon.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. *NOTE* you can thin with additional broth if desired.

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