Green Bean Orzo Pasta

Green Bean Orzo Pasta


"This is an easy, nutritious, warm, and slightly nutty pasta dish that pairs well with just about any meat. This recipe is very adaptable. Want garlic or onion? Add it! More pine nuts? Great! Flavored tomatoes? Do it. It will pretty much work with whatever you have or want."
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30 m servings 275 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 275 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 11.4 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.1g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 10.3 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 209 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook orzo in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain.
  2. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add green beans, cover, and steam until tender, 2 to 4 minutes.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat; cook and stir pine nuts until toasted and fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes.
  4. Combine orzo, green beans, pine nuts, tomatoes, remaining olive oil, Parmesan cheese, basil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute 1 can green beans for the fresh green beans, if desired.
  • If the heat dissipates too much, simply reheat in microwave for approximately 2 minutes before serving.



I had fresh green beans from the farmers market that were begging to be used and came across this recipe. Not only was I able to use the green beans but this recipe satisfied the carb portion o...

Great side dish! Easy to make too. I didn't have any pine nuts but tasted good without them. I will definitely make this again!

One of my new favorites!