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One-Pot Creamy Poblano Corn Orzo

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One-Pot Creamy Poblano Corn Orzo

Pasta is definitely getting its glow-up right now, and I’ve always said that orzo is one of the most underused pastas out there. I have a lot of orzo recipes because I’m trying to make orzo a thing.

Well, trying to make it more of a pasta that people don’t overlook in grocery aisles. I remember going to the store when the pandemic first started happening and there was so much orzo left on the shelves. Score for me (and you if you’re reading this)!

I love orzo for how quick it cooks and also its versatility. It makes dinners go so much faster because of the smaller size and a little goes a long way! I also love that it can typically cook with the dish so it soaks up all the good flavors.

This one-pot creamy poblano corn orzo is a deliciously flavorful dish I think you’ll love. The smokey flavors of the poblano go so well with the sweetness of the corn and the apple chicken sausage. It’s a well-rounded dish that has everything one is looking for in a meal.

It comes together incredibly easily, too and there is hardly anything difficult about this dish except maybe the charring of the poblano peppers, but you get to have fun with that if you have a gas stove, haha

This one-pot creamy poblano and corn orzo will be a regular on your dinner rotation soon enough! If you don’t have chicken sausage, you can use regular chicken. I highly suggest chicken thighs, cubed.

Leftovers are excellent too. It just gets creamier and the flavor develops even more!

Other orzo recipes to try:

One-Pot Creamy Orzo with Chicken Sausage

Leek and Mushroom Boursin Orzo

Shrimp and Zucchini Orzo

Parmesan and Spinach Orzo

Creamy Chicken Orzo

One-Pot Creamy Poblano Corn Orzo

This one-pot dish featuring poblano peppers and corn is a smokey and sweet pasta dish that takes no time to put together!
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Julie Chiou
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  • 3 poblano peppers
  • 3 apple chickens sausage links, cut into half moons
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ cups frozen corn kernels
  • 2 cups uncooked orzo pasta
  • 2 ½ – 3 cups chicken stock
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves,, chopped

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  • Roast poblano peppers in the oven or on a gas stovetop. Put in a bowl, cover for 15 minutes, then peel the exterior of the poblanos. Remove the seeds and stem and dice the poblano peppers and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, brown chicken sausages and cook garlic and onions until soft and tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add corn, orzo, and poblano peppers to skillet, stir to incorporate then add the chicken stock. Bring to a boil and cover, stirring frequently until all liquid is absorbed (add more if needed) and pasta is cooked through. Add smoked paprika and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Remove from heat and add in fresh basil leaves and stir to incorporate. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Adding freshly grated parmesan cheese would be an excellent addition to this to make it extra creamy and delicious!


Serving: 1 Serving | Calories: 487 kcal | Carbohydrates: 92 g | Protein: 16 g | Fat: 5 g | Fiber: 7 g | Sugar: 5 g

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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn, orzo, poblano
Recipe Rating

Kim Bakos

Thursday 28th of May 2020

Tried this last night - not a keeper. There was nothing wrong with it, per se, but wasn't a hit with either my husband or me.

amelia sasso

Thursday 28th of May 2020

Made this over the weekend. Simple and DELICIOUS!!

Nicole Elkins

Friday 15th of May 2020

I finally made this last night OMG is it was so good! This will definitely be in my rotation. Everyone loved it. Even my picky son. There is so much flavor. So savory.


Tuesday 28th of April 2020

This recipe was easy and delicious. I love the feature of changing the serving size. I did select 2 servings, the amount made was more than enough for 2.

Nicole Elkins

Friday 24th of April 2020

This sounds absolutely amazing. Now I need to go buy some Orzo. I have never actually cooked it. ? But this recipe looks very simple and can be done on a busy week night. I can’t wait to try this!

Julie Wampler

Sunday 26th of April 2020

you'll love it! orzo is the best