Found another delicious recipe on damndelicious.net. It’s not as easy as my Key Lime Pie (click that link, you know you want to) but it’s still pretty manageable. You can either make this with a cup or orzo pasta (like the recipe calls for) or switch it up and put it on top of gnocchette (or the noodles of your choice). I’d give it 15 minutes prep time and 20 to cook. It’ll comfortably feed families of four but I’d double the recipe if your littles are big.
1 cup orzo pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups spinach, roughly chopped
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
- Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
- Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk, and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 3-4 minutes.
- Add spinach and cook until wilted, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in Parmesan until melted, about 1 minute. Add orzo and gently toss to combine; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Serve immediately.
Honestly, my little didn’t even realize she was eating spinach! It was fabulous. It always makes me feel good about tricking her into eating healthy when she falls for it. Test it out and tell us what you think. Then head over to damndelicious.net for some other great recipes!