Greek Orzo and Broccoli

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

The warm side dish delivers strong feta and olive flavors while red pepper flakes add a little spice. Sometimes I add some diced red bell pepper to add color, but I really prefer it without the red bell pepper. The original idea for this recipe came from a recipe on AllRecipes, but I've added some things and made others optional.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, cook pasta in boiling water for 7 minutes. Add broccoli and cook 2-3 minutes longer or until pasta is tender; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the olives, feta cheese, Parmesan cheese and basil.
  3. In a small nonstick skillet, saute almonds and minced garlic in oil for about 1 minute. Stir in red pepper flakes and pepper; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Pour over pasta mixture; toss to coat.
  4. Stir in olive mixture; toss to coat.
  5. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

We really enjoyed this! Easy to make, wonderful flavor, what else can you ask for? I made exactly as written, except that I increased the garlic, as I LOVE garlic. A wonderful dish, and I love that it has both the vegetable and the starch in one dish. I'll definitely be making this again! Thanks for posting.

IngridH April 02, 2011

Another HEALTHY recipe! The only swap I did, was replace the pasta with Quinoa because it's higher in protein and healthier than poisonous pasta. I love that there was broccoli in this. I used a vegan parmesan. Excellent. Will make this again!

SugarHATER November 14, 2010

this was really nice as a side dish , i love basil and it worked wirh the feta nothing was overpowered here made for my team mate on the unrulies zaar tour 6

Dienia B. June 12, 2010