Greek Shrimp and Orzo Pasta Bake

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Greek Shrimp and Orzo Pasta Bake

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Prep

5 minutes

Cook

20 minutes

Yield

4

This Greek shrimp and orzo pasta bake is so delicious. It has olives, it has feta, it is easy to make in less than 30-minutes, what more could you need?

This delicious Greek shrimp and orzo pasta is the perfect recipe to meal prep for the week or to make when you just don’t have time. You can whip this bake up in only 25 minutes with a few tasty ingredients, herbs, and spices.

โค๏ธ Why You’ll Love This Orzo Pasta

  • Quick: This recipe is a great recipe for a busy weeknight. You can make it in only 25 minutes
  • Versatile: You can totally make some substitutions to this recipe to make it your own or to use up ingredients you have on hand
  • Healthy: This recipe is full of wholesome, healthy ingredients so you can feel good about serving it to your whole family
Orzo pasta bake in a casserole dish

๐Ÿฒ Ingredients

Shrimp – A lean, healthy protein source, filled with nutrients like vitamin B12. I love shrimp because you can add it to so many recipes or eat it on its own.

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Olives – This orzo pasta recipe is not complete without the olives but I’m a Greek girlie. If you aren’t into olives, you can omit them. I used castelvetrano olives which have a mild, buttery flavor, but you can use whatever olives you have.

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ How to Make Orzo Pasta

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. To a medium-sized baking dish mix together the orzo, chicken stock paste, water, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, dried oregano, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and olives. Stir everything together until well combined.
  3. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until the orzo is al dente. To the pan add the shrimp and stir. Drizzle over the olive oil and bake for another 5-7 minutes or until the shrimp are just done. Stir and serve topped with crumbled feta cheese and fresh oregano.
Close up of orzo pasta bake

๐Ÿ—’ Variations

  • Vegan: Swap out the feta for a plant-based version of crumbly cheese, use veggie stock paste in place of the chicken, and remove the shrimp. I recommend adding your favorite plant-based protein instead to make it a complete meal. Try vegan sausages or ground meat substitute
  • Vegetarian: You can easily swap out the chicken stock paste with veggie, and swap the shrimp for a plant-based protein, and voila


๐Ÿ—’ Best served with

๐Ÿ‘ How to Store Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4-days. This recipe makes a great meal prep recipe if you want to make it up on Sunday and have an easy meal to grab for lunch or dinner all week.

๐Ÿค” Common Questions

Is orzo pasta healthier than rice?

Orzo has a higher concentration of protein and carbs, however, rice and orzo are both healthy for you.

Is orzo rice or pasta?

Despite its shape, orzo is a pasta, but it can be great in place of recipes that you’d serve with rice.

How to know if shrimp is cooked?

It’s easy! Your shrimp will be a soft pink color when cooked. When it’s raw, it’s more of a translucent color.

Greek Shrimp and Orzo Pasta Bake

5 from 3 votes
This Greek shrimp and orzo pasta bake is so delicious. It has olives, it has feta, it is easy to make in less than 30-minutes, what more could you need?
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine Greek-Inspired
Servings 4
Calories 506 kcal
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Nutrition

Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.2g | Protein: 30.4g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 6.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19.4g | Cholesterol: 199.3mg | Sodium: 1047.5mg | Fiber: 2.6g | Sugar: 5.7g
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Bill Muse

Excellent recipe. Only change I made was to use Rotel tomatoes instead of regular. We like spicy. I did have to cook a little longer to get the orzo al dente and the shrimp cooked through.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Sounds great!!!!

Karson Tsoi

5 stars
Baked pasta is the ultimate homestyle dish. The orzo and shrimp combined with the garlicky, onion and tomato flavors really hit home. Adding olives and feta takes baked pasta to another level. This recipe is a new favorite of mine.

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much, Karson!

Tannis M.

5 stars
My family loved this pasta bake! I had to bake it a bit longer than directed as my Orzo needed more time, but it was super easy to prep. Will defiantly make it again.

Maria Koutsogiannis

YES!! this makes me so happy!

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