Tomato and Baked Cheese Orzo


When it comes to comfort food you can’t beat a delicious and creamy pasta. Here I use a lot of orzo, a rice-shaped pasta, which I’ve rediscovered my love for.  My recipe is very basic, using the classic combination of roasted onions, garlic and tomatoes for flavour and then grated cheddar and parmesan cheese to add creaminess and a slightly sharp taste. It’s a winner with the children as it is simple but really delicious and super filling as well.

Tomato and Baked Cheese Orzo



  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium corrugate (zucchini) finely diced
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 250g cherry tomatoes
  • 200g orzo pasta
  • 600ml vegetable stock
  • 75g grated cheddar cheese
  • 20g grated parmesan

*makes 2-3 portions

*suitable for freezing

*suitable from 12 months

*Prep time 5 minutes

*Cooking 35 minutes


  1. Preheat the oven to 200c.
  2. Add the olive oil, onions, garlic, corrugate and tomatoes to a baking dish and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  3. After 15 minutes the tomatoes and corrugate will be nicely roasted.
  4. Add the orzo pasta and vegetable stock to the dish and return to the oven for 15 minutes, stirring twice. The stock should all be absorbed by now and the pasta cooked through.
  5. Remove from the oven and stir in the grated cheese (cheddar and parmesan).
  6. Serve immediately with some cooked greens.


L xoxo

  • Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries


    This would be a nice change from my daughter’s typical mac & cheese! 🙂

    • Leky83

      I’m sure it would be 🙂

  • Francesca


    This looks so good! I know my kids would love this!

    • Leky83

      Thank you Francesca!

  • Amanda Maxwell


    Simple, easy and yummy- the perfect combination for a recipe. Thank you for sharing.

    • Leky83

      Thank you Amanda!

  • Victoria


    This looks so good! Glad it’s freezer friendly I will be making it for those crazy days!

    • Leky83

      Sounds like a great idea!

  • Annie Thompson


    This looks delicious–and I know orzo is so good for you! I can’t wait to try cooking this for my kids!

    • Leky83

      Thank you Annie!

  • Lauren | also known as mama


    This really sounds amazing! I’m pinning it for a future meatless monday… with hopes that my kids will eat it!

    • Leky83

      I’m sure they will. Thank you Lauren!

  • hanna


    This looks SO YUMMY! My daughter would absolutely love this dish as would I!! Were both tomato anything lovers add a little carbs and you’ve got the PERFECT meal!

    • Leky83

      Thank you Hanna!

  • rachel


    This looks and sounds absolutely INCREDIBLE!!

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