Greek Orzo and Broccoli

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

The warm side dish delivers strong feta and olive flavors while red pepper flakes add a little spice. Sometimes I add some diced red bell pepper to add color, but I really prefer it without the red bell pepper. The original idea for this recipe came from a recipe on AllRecipes, but I've added some things and made others optional.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, cook pasta in boiling water for 7 minutes. Add broccoli and cook 2-3 minutes longer or until pasta is tender; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the olives, feta cheese, Parmesan cheese and basil.
  3. In a small nonstick skillet, saute almonds and minced garlic in oil for about 1 minute. Stir in red pepper flakes and pepper; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Pour over pasta mixture; toss to coat.
  4. Stir in olive mixture; toss to coat.
  5. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

5 5

We really enjoyed this! Easy to make, wonderful flavor, what else can you ask for? I made exactly as written, except that I increased the garlic, as I LOVE garlic. A wonderful dish, and I love that it has both the vegetable and the starch in one dish. I'll definitely be making this again! Thanks for posting.

5 5

Another HEALTHY recipe! The only swap I did, was replace the pasta with Quinoa because it's higher in protein and healthier than poisonous pasta. I love that there was broccoli in this. I used a vegan parmesan. Excellent. Will make this again!

5 5

this was really nice as a side dish , i love basil and it worked wirh the feta nothing was overpowered here made for my team mate on the unrulies zaar tour 6