Lemon Parmesan Garlic Orzo

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 15 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 20 mins
  • yield Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • category Category: Side Dish
  • method Method: Stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: Italian


This Lemon Parmesan Garlic Orzo is a simple pasta dish that even your husband can prepare! It’s made with fresh lemon, shredded parmesan and a touch of garlic.



  • 2 cups of orzo, uncooked
  • 3 T. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
  • 1 1/2 T. garlic powder
  • 2 T. lemon zest (2 lemons)
  • Juice of 2 lemons


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add orzo.
  2. Cook until al dente. Drain orzo and place in bowl.
  3. Add lemon zest {about 2 lemons} to pasta.
  4. Then add olive oil, garlic powder, lemon juice, and salt & pepper.
  5. Mix all ingredients and top with shredded parmesan cheese.

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