Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

I wanted to make a different pasta salad. This turned out very tasty and colorful too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute orzo and garlic in olive oil until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Slowly add chicken broth and Italian seasonings.
  3. Bring to boil. Cover and cook on low until most of the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes, stirring now and then.
  4. Let cool.
  5. Add bacon, onions, broccoli, tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Chill in fridge about and hour; toss with cheese and serve.
  7. **I cook my bacon in the microwave on a paper plate with paper towels about 2 min for 4 slices, I also steam the broccoli in the microwave until just done, not mushy about 3 min.**.
Most Helpful

Omg, totally agree with Potluck. This salad is over the top awesome. It tastes so special, it seems like it was a lot more difficult to make. I will be making this filling beautiful salad regularly, too! Thanks so much!

patti.mullins_12201130 November 23, 2014

I can't believe I am the first person to rate this salad..I wanted something different and was looking for salads that would be good to take camping. I was getting tired of potatoe salad and tuna noodle salads.I made this salad and 2 others#46410 southwestern pasta salad and #10733 broccoli salad, for a family get together potluck..This salad was given the highest marks but all 3 were wonderful,flavorful,colorful and just tasted great. I would highly recommend this salad, you will not be disappointed. I did however brown the orzo pretty brown and added a couple more roma tomatoes...My daughter is making this one for a graduation party,it is sure to make a big hit..Thank You for this wonderful recipe..I will make it often...

Potluck June 03, 2007