Creamy garlic and spinach orzo

Delicious and comforting - perfect after a spooky night!


Chef Matt Dean has whipped up a short-grain spinach orzo dish just in time for the spirit of Halloween. This garlic lover’s dream combines tender orzo pasta with fresh, vibrant spinach, and a generous infusion of sautéed garlic. Recreate your own dish!


  1. Add the oil, butter, and onion to a pot over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and orzo. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Stir in the chicken broth and cream. Once it starts to bubble, continue cooking for 10 minutes, uncovered, stirring fairly often. Turn heat to medium and a slow bubble rather then boil.
  4. Take the pot off the heat, stir in the parmesan and spinach, and cover the pot for 3-5 minutes or until it has thickened. Season to taste.