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Cheesy Carrot Cranberry Orzo Pasta.

Kevin Foodie
The rice-shaped orzo pasta cooks very quickly and makes a great side dish. The combination of ingredients takes the orzo from blah to flavorful.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian, Mediterranean
Servings 6


  • Saucepan
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Measuring Utensils


  • 2.5 cups Orzo Pasta 1 box Pasta Labella Orzo
  • 2 cups Vegetable Stock
  • 1/2 cup Four Cheese Blend
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/3 cup Canola or Olive Oil
  • 2 cups Shredded Carrots
  • 1/2 cup Diced Onions
  • 2 tbsp. Chopped Garlic
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper


  • Use the grater to shred carrots.
    shredded carrot
  • In a deep saucepan, pour the olive oil and allow to heat for 1 minute.
  • To the heated oil, add the onion, garlic, black pepper, and stir. Allow to sweat for 2 minutes.
    diced garlic
  • Add the shredded carrots and dried cranberry to onion mixture and stir; allow to cook for 2-3 minutes.
    shredded carrots
  • Add the dried orzo and stir into mixture.
    orzo pasta
  • Pour in the vegetable stock and allow to bring to boil and allow to cook for 5 minutes or until the liquid evaporated.
    cheesy orzo
  • At halfway during the cooking process, Add the cheeses and mix well.
    cheesy Orzo
  • Turn off flame and serve hot in a bowl.


Vegan Cheese can be used in place of the cheeses called for in this recipe.
If cranberry is not your thing, I have used raisins before and the dish came out just as great.
Keyword Canberry, Orzo, Pasta, Pasta Dish, Recipe, Rice Dish