Orzo With Roasted Vegetables (Barefoot Contessa) Ina Garten

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

This recipe came from Ina Garten and was shared with me by a co-worker. It is really easy to make and the best part is you can make it ahead of time, since it is served at room temperature.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Toss the eggplant, bell peppers, onion, and garlic with the olive oil, salt, and pepper on a large sheet pan.
  3. Roast for 40 minutes, until browned, turning once with a spatula.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the orzo in boiling salted water for 7 to 9 minutes, until tender.
  5. Drain and transfer to a large serving bowl.
  6. Add the roasted vegetables to the pasta, scraping all the liquid and seasonings from the roasting pan into the pasta bowl.
  7. For the dressing, combine the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper and pour on the pasta and vegetables.
  8. Let cool to room temperature, then add the scallions, pignolis, feta, and basil.
  9. Check the seasonings, and serve at room temperature.