Three Cheese Orzo with Spinach


Want a simple and delicious side dish to serve with your dinner?  This recipe from How Sweet It Is fits the bill!  To go along with our chicken parmesan burgers last week, I thought that pasta was a fitting side dish.  Instead of the traditional spaghetti or other shapes with marinara sauce, I turned to this cheesy recipe.  Definitely a keeper in my book!

1 cup Orzo Pasta
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
1/4 cup Chopped Onion (I used 1/4 of a red onion)
2 Garlic Cloves
2 ounces Goat Cheese
1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese
1/3 cup Cheddar Cheese, grated
6 ounces Spinach
Pinch of Nutmeg (oops, I forgot this!)

Boil the water and cook the pasta according to package directions.  While the orzo is cooking, heat a skillet on medium heat and add the olive oil.  Add the onions with a pinch of salt and sauté until they become soft, about 5 minutes.  Add the garlic and spinach, cooking until the spinach wilts.  In a bowl, combine the drained pasta, spinach mixture, and the cheese, stirring until the cheese begins to melt.  Add the nutmeg and season with salt and pepper, if desired.