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One Pot Cheesy Orzo with Tomatoes
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One Pot Cheesy Orzo with Tomatoes

Perfectly cooked orzo loaded with parmesan cheese and bursting cherry tomatoes. Such a simple weeknight one pot meal that comes together in under 30 mins.
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ yellow onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups orzo
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped


  • In a heavy-bottom pot on medium heat, melt the butter and sauté the onion and garlic for about 3 minutes, until the onion begins to get transparent and both are fragrant. Add in the orzo and let it get a little toasty, about 5 minutes.
  • Add in the water, vegetable broth, thyme, oregano, chili flakes, cherry tomatoes, salt & pepper. Stir to combine. Bring it up to a boil, then reduce to low heat and simmer for 10 minutes. 
  • The consistency should still be a little wet - add in the parmesan cheese and parsley stir to combine. Serve immediately! 
Author: Haley
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