One Pan Creamy Orzo & Smoked Sausage

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Need a deliciously hearty meal in a flash? One Pan Creamy Orzo & Smoke Sausage fits the bill. Loads of flavor, the entire family will enjoy!

Need a deliciously hearty meal in a flash? One Pan Creamy Orzo & Smoke Sausage fits the bill. Loads of flavor, the entire family will enjoy!

Here I am at the beginning of August staring at the calendar in complete disbelief that in a few short weeks I’ll be sending my kids back to school. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not overly disappointed that they will be in class, nope not so much. What I’m disappointed about is the schedule. Summertime freedom from the calendar will disappear and out come my highlighters so I can keep track of who needs to be where and when. We’ll just say that back to school equals the return of busy days and hectic dinnertime with the family.

Need a deliciously hearty meal in a flash? One Pan Creamy Orzo & Smoke Sausage fits the bill. Loads of flavor, the entire family will enjoy!

Yes, I have my go-to recipes that I can whip up in a flash on busy nights but even I get tired of those. I needed to test out a few new recipes before September rolls around to keep the family happy. One in particular that I cannot wait to share is a one pan recipe….you’ve gotta love those as much as I do. Only one pan to clean, that’s a beautiful thing! One Pan Creamy Orzo & Smoked Sausage is definitely going into our meal rotation. It was hearty, simple and family-friendly. Easy to customize too, so you can switch it up as needed.

Need a deliciously hearty meal in a flash? One Pan Creamy Orzo & Smoke Sausage fits the bill. Loads of flavor, the entire family will enjoy!
A key component of One Pan Creamy Orzo & Smoked Sausage is the Hillshire Farms® Smoked Sausage. I picked some up at Walmart as they carry a wide selection.

Need a deliciously hearty meal in a flash? One Pan Creamy Orzo & Smoke Sausage fits the bill. Loads of flavor, the entire family will enjoy!

I knew it would be the basis of easy recipes and the authentic flavor came through in this dish just wonderfully. Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage has been around for generations and is family owned, I love supporting companies with long-standing histories.

Need a deliciously hearty meal in a flash? One Pan Creamy Orzo & Smoke Sausage fits the bill. Loads of flavor, the entire family will enjoy!

Next time I’ll pick up other delicious Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage varieties so I can test out even more delicious dishes. I’m thinking of hearty soups and stews as the weather starts to change in September. But in the meantime I’ll be making this delicious one pan meal again soon, my kids devoured it and I only had to wash one pan…SCORE!!!

One Pan Creamy Orzo & Smoked Sausage

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

One Pan Creamy Orzo & Smoked Sausage

Ingredients

  • 1 14 oz package Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage, cut into 1/4" slices
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 6 oz broccoli florets, frozen
  • 1.5 cups Orzo pasta, uncooked
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In large skillet with lid, heat olive oil. Add in diced onion and garlic and smoked sausage. Cook over medium heat stirring occasionally until sausage pieces are nicely browned on both sides.
  2. Add into skillet: chicken broth, heavy cream, broccoli florets, and Orzo. Stir to combine.
  3. Bring mixture to boil, reduce heat to a low simmer and cover with lid.
  4. Allow to simmer approximately 6-8 minutes until Orzo is tender, add a touch more chicken broth if Orzo is not cooked and liquid has absorbed.
  5. Top with shredded cheese and serve immediately.
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Need a deliciously hearty meal in a flash? One Pan Creamy Orzo & Smoke Sausage fits the bill. Loads of flavor, the entire family will enjoy!

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