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Cheesy Pumpkin Orzo Recipe (Vegetarian)

Cheesy Pumpkin Orzo is a creamy and delicious fall side dish, a perfect vegetarian recipe to serve at a holiday dinner or autumn feast!  This creamy orzo is made with canned pumpkin, perfectly cooked orzo pasta, spices, and sprinkled with parmesan.

It’s the perfect pumpkin side to serve with your favorite protein, everyone at the table will love it!  Plus it’s vegetarian and meatless. Serve along side easy one-bowl biscuits and a bright fall apple and walnut salad.

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Savory pumpkin recipes are some of my favorites to make when the canned pumpkin hits the stores in the fall. I love adding pumpkin to pasta dishes for a super creamy and flavorful sauce.
 
Not only is pumpkin festive for fall, it’s also loaded with healthy fiber, and is a great source of beta carotene, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. Canned pumpkin has a thick and creamy texture, making it a fantastic option to add to your orzo.  

This Pumpkin Orzo Recipe Is

  • Cheesy
  • Creamy
  • Earthy
  • Bright
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Decadent
  • A Fantastic Fall Side Dish Recipe
  • Vegetarian and Meatless!

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One of the BEST Fall Orzo Recipes

This easy pumpkin fall orzo recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal!  It uses many ingredients, like canned pumpkin, you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards.  Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate. 

I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep on hand. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple recipes on TheHerbeevore.com here.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

What’s In This Orzo with Pumpkin Recipe?

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A Great Fall or Halloween Dinner Party Side Dish

This cheesy pumpkin orzo is what I call an Easy Entertaining Recipe – which is a crowd-pleaser recipe that will be a major hit. These delicious recipes are perfect to treat your guests or when you have a special occasion for dinner – like a Halloween or Thanksgiving bash.

I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Entertaining Recipes, that we regularly serve to our friends and family. If you’re heading to a party, potluck, or BBQ, check out my list of top host gifts for dinner parties for that next-level gift they will love!

How Do I Make Pumpkin Orzo Risotto?

  1. In a large pot, cook orzo according to package instructions, drain and set aside in a bowl.
  2. In another pot, add the olive oil, garlic and onions. Sauté on low heat for 7 to 8 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften and brown. 
  3. Add the Herbs de Provence, vegetable stock, salt, and pepper, and cover the pot with a lid, and allow vegetables to cook for 10 minutes.
  4. In another small saucepan, heat the cream over low heat until the cream is warmed through but not bubbling. Stir in the warm cream, cheddar, and the canned pumpkin into the garlic and onion mixture. Taste, and adjust seasoning as needed.
  5. Pour sauce over orzo, and mix well to combine.  Top with parmesan cheese (or a plant-based substitute) if desired, a little extra fresh cracked pepper, and enjoy.

 

More Savory Pumpkin Recipes You’ll Love!

Pumpkin Hummus Recipe (Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free)

White Bean Pumpkin Soup Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, Oil Free)

Pumpkin Lentil Pasta Recipe (Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Vegan)

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Cheesy Pumpkin Orzo

The Herbeevore
Cheesy Pumpkin Orzo  is a creamy and delicious fall side dish, a perfect vegetarian recipe to serve at a holiday dinner or autumn feast!  This creamy orzo is made with canned pumpkin, perfectly cooked orzo pasta, spices, and sprinkled with parmesan.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Holiday, Pasta, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 462 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Pot
  • saucepan

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, cook orzo according to package instructions, drain and set aside in a bowl.
  • In another pot, add the olive oil, garlic and onions. Sauté on low heat for 7 to 8 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften and brown.
  • Add the Herbs de Provence, vegetable stock, salt, and pepper, and cover the pot with a lid, and allow vegetables to cook for 10 minutes.
  • In another small saucepan, heat the cream over low heat until the cream is warmed through but not bubbling. Transfer the warmed cream, cheddar, and the canned pumpkin into the garlic and onion mixture. Stir well until the sauce is thick and creamy. Taste, and adjust seasoning as needed.
  • Pour sauce over orzo, and mix well to combine.  Top with parmesan cheese (or a plant-based substitute) if desired, a little extra fresh cracked pepper, and enjoy.

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Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 462kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 13gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 590mgPotassium: 237mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 771IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 179mgIron: 2mg
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