This One Pot Lemon Orzo with Shrimp is a burst of mouthwatering flavors with each bite! It comes together in 30 minutes, it’s healthy, and requires only one pot. Perfect weeknight meal.
As I promised yesterday, here is yet another super easy, totally delicious one-pot dinner recipe.
Hip hip hooray and boom! The weather has taken a balmy turn for the better (20’s = yeah!) and we’ve got orzo.
This One Pot Lemon Orzo Shrimp rocked my world. Or at least my dinner hour. I’ll take it.
This dish tastes sooo delish, it’s hard to believe it goes from stove to table in less than 30 minutes…
We’re talking 120% tasty, healthy, and easy. All in one pot, all in 30 minutes.
In order to make this dish happily fulfill the majors of our good ol’ food pyramid, we’ve got veggies, protein, carbs, and a even a bit of dairy in one succulent dish.
Shrimp is our protein hero here; it cooks at lightening speed velocity. We used little broccoli florets and diced tomatoes for our greens and reds. Orzo is the perfect quick cooking carb, with an al dente time of 7 minutes.
Hands down winner.
The Littles minus one are really into seafood, so shrimp worked marvelously here. The minus one guy is working on his crustaceans, but we’re making good progress.
This dish is a new family favorite, especially with shavings of fresh parm resting on top.
Feel free to change it up as you like; use asparagus instead of broccoli. Make it vegetarian by using veggie broth and skipping the shrimp. Add more veggies.
Or keep it as is, ’cause I wouldn’t change a thing 🙂
Source: Chew Out Loud, adapted from Damn Delicious
Here are a few other family favorite weeknight meals that are quick ‘n easy!
1. Cheesy Baked Ziti. Creamy yet not heavy. Uber delicious in every way.
2. 15-Minute Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi. Dinner just doesn’t get easier than this at home!
3. 30-Minute Spaghetti with Garlic and Olive Oil. Classic, simple, and flavorful. You can’t go wrong with this.
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