Friday, April 20, 2012
Orzo with feta, tomato sauce, and spinach
This is one of my standard recipe templates; I've written about a couple of different variations on this theme, here and here. Orzo (rice-shaped pasta) + feta cheese + some kind of tomato sauce + vegetable, baked. It makes a yummy cheesy pasta casserole type thing. I've also done it with shrimp, but since shrimp tends to be expensive, I usually leave that out.
1 box of orzo, cooked and drained
2-3 cups of tomato sauce (depending on how saucy you want it)
1 box frozen spinach, thawed, with excess water squeezed out (a box of frozen peas or green beans also works well)
1 block of feta cheese, broken into crumbles
Mix everything together in a bowl and dump into a large casserole dish. Cover with more crumbled feta, and bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes. Serve hot.