Cheesy Butternut Squash Orzo

Cheesy Butternut Squash Orzo is a warm, cheesy fall dish mixing orzo, roasted butternut squash and a creamy cheese sauce topped with fresh sage. This would be a great side dish for the holidays.


Olive Oil | Butternut Squash Salt And Pepper | Sweet Onion Garlic Cloves | Sage Leaves Orzo | Vegetable Broth Allspice | Cloves Cinnamon | Mozzarella Cheese Cream | Parmesan Cheese

Toss the butternut squash with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until the squash is tender.


Boil the vegetable broth, add the orzo, cover and reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then sauté onion and garlic in a skillet for 3 to 4 minutes.

Add half of the sage leaves, allspice, cloves, cinnamon, mozzarella, cream and Parmesan and turn the heat to low. Whisk until the sauce becomes thick. Stir in the orzo and butternut squash.

Garnish with the other half of the fresh sage. Serve with extra mozzarella  and Parmesan cheese.