Cheesy Baked Orzo

This baked orzo is the best way to prepare these tiny noodles. It's perfectly cheesy and so rich - everyone will love it! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked orzo
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 530 kcal
Author Dina from


  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1-2 garlic cloves grated
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb orzo uncooked
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat the heavy cream in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add in the grated garlic.
  2. Once the cream is hot, mix in the shredded Parmesan cheese.
  3. Cook the orzo according to the package, making sure to salt the pasta water. Once cooked, drain the water out.
  4. Add the hot cheesy cream into the pot of pasta and stir to combine.
  5. Place the pasta in a buttered 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  6. Shred the mozzarella and sprinkle 1 cup over the orzo along with 1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes or until the cheese becomes golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Baked Orzo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 530 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 414mg 17%
Potassium 198mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 22.2%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 34.3%
Iron 5.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.