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

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    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!
    Prep Time: 30 mins
    Cook Time: 20 mins
    Total Time: 50 mins
    Course: Dinner
    Cuisine: American
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 4
    Calories: 487kcal
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    Ingredients

    • 3 poblano peppers
    • 3 apple chickens sausage links, cut into half moons
    • 1 medium onion, diced
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
    • 2 cups uncooked orzo pasta
    • 2 1/2 – 3 cups chicken stock
    • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • Handful of fresh basil leaves, chopped

    Instructions

    • 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!

    Notes

    Adding freshly grated parmesan cheese would be an excellent addition to this to make it extra creamy and delicious!
    Nutrition Facts
    One-Pot Creamy Poblano Corn Orzo
    Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
    Calories 487 Calories from Fat 45
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 5g8%
    Carbohydrates 92g31%
    Fiber 7g28%
    Sugar 5g6%
    Protein 16g32%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 
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  • Billie says:

    This sounds really good!! I have had people ask me when I take a dish of orzo salad or my orzo and shrimp, “What Is Orzo” It is such a good pasta to use yet so under used!

  • Nicole Elkins says:

    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 says:

      you’ll love it! orzo is the best

  • TXCRITTERCOLLARS says:

    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 says:

    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.

  • amelia sasso says:

    Made this over the weekend. Simple and DELICIOUS!!

  • Kim Bakos says:

    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.

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