Sun-Dried Tomatoes with Basil in Orzo Pasta in a small brown dish with extra ingredients in the background

Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Orzo

Sun-dried tomatoes and orzo pasta come together to make a delicious, one-pan recipe that your family is sure to devour for dinner!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword orzo, pasta, tomato
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 349kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 oz dry orzo pasta
  • 2 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes chopped in food processor
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil
  • Pepper


  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in sauce pan over medium-high heat
  • Once shimmering, add garlic and saute until lightly golden, then pour in chicken broth
  • Bring broth to a boil, then add orzo pasta
  • Reduce heat to medium and cover
  • Allow to gently boil 5 minutes, then uncover
  • Stir and continue to boil uncovered until orzo is tender, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Remove from heat and add in parmesan cheese and stir until melted
  • Toss in sun-dried tomatoes, basil, and season with pepper as desired


Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 918mg | Potassium: 587mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 15.8mg | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 2.1mg