Cheesy Pesto Orzotto with Heirloom Tomatoes and Yellow Squash
Cheesy Pesto Orzotto with Heirloom Tomatoes and Yellow Squash
  • prep: 0 hr
  • cook: 30 min
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    Pasta night just got a whole lot more interesting (and delicious!). Cooking orzo risotto-style means minimal effort (see: less stirring, one pan, easy clean-up) and maximal flavor. This orzotto is loaded with tender spring veggies and a swirl of herbaceous pesto. Lemon juice adds a bright note and chili flakes lend a touch of heat. Plus: there’s cheese--two kinds!! This spring-inspired dish is sure to put a pep in your step.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Yellow Squash
    • 1 tablespoon Tuscan Heat Spice
    • 6 ounce Orzo Pasta
    • 4 Heirloom Grape Tomatoes
    • 1 Lemon
    • 1/2 ounce Basil
    • 1/2 cup Italian Cheese Blend
    • 2 ounce Pesto
    • 1/2 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
    • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
    • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
    • Butter
    • Salt
    • Pepper

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 2
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 709 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 26 g 39.82%
    • Saturated Fat: 9 g 47.4%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 36 mg 11.97%
    • Sodium: 675 mg 28.14%
    • Calcium: 568 mg 56.79%
    • Potassium: 634 mg 18.12%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 10 mg 57.25%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 96 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 9 g 37.02%
    • Sugar: 9 g
    • Protein: 27 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 27.77%
    • Vitamin C 49.97%
    • Vitamin D 0.53%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch5
    • Exchange - Vegetables2
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total4 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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