This ultra-quick and delicious shortcut makes one great risotto. Made with peas, bacon, Parmesan, cream cheese and orzo pasta, this Orzotto with Peas & Bacon is a tasty twist on an Italian classic.
What do I need ?
Original recipe yields 6 Servings
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2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onions
1-1/2 cups orzo pasta, uncooked
3 cups 25%-less-sodium chicken broth
1 cup frozen peas
1/4 cup Philadelphia Chive & Onion Light Cream Cheese Product
6 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled
1/2 cup Kraft 100% Parmesan Grated Cheese, divided
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How do I make it ?
Heat oil in large saucepan on medium heat. Add onions; cook 2 to 3 min. or until softened, stirring frequently. Add pasta; cook and stir 2 min. or until lightly browned.
Stir in chicken broth. Bring just to boil; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 8 to 10 min. or until pasta is tender and broth is absorbed, adding peas for the last minute. Remove from heat.
Add cream cheese product, bacon and 1/4 cup Parmesan; stir until cream cheese is completely melted and mixture is well blended.
Serve topped with remaining Parmesan.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
Substitute your favourite kid-friendly vegetable, such as halved grape tomatoes or cooked small broccoli florets, for the peas.
Add 1/2 cup chopped cooked chicken to the cooked pasta along with the peas.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 13 g
Saturated fat 4.5 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Sodium 630 mg
Carbohydrate 37 g
Fibre 2 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 13 g
6 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.