Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Shrimp Parmesan Orzo with Spinach and Bell Pepper Recipe

Feb 10, 2020

Shrimp Parmesan Orzo with Spinach and Bell Pepper Recipe

This simple and tasty shrimp and orzo lunch or dinner idea is packed full of delicious vegetables! It's ready in less than 30 minutes and you can omit the shrimp to make it completely meatless!


Shrimp Parmesan Orzo with Spinach and Bell Pepper



This simple and tasty lunch or dinner idea is packed full of delicious vegetables, fresh basil, garlic and lemon pepper along with the shrimp, orzo, parmesan cheese, bell pepper and spinach! It's ready in less than 30 minutes and you can omit the shrimp to make it completely meatless!


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This simple and tasty lunch or dinner idea is packed full of delicious vegetables, fresh basil, garlic and lemon pepper along with the shrimp, orzo, parmesan cheese, bell pepper and spinach! It's ready in less than 30 minutes and you can omit the shrimp to make it completely meatless!


You can never have enough easy lunch and dinner ideas in your recipe box. Today's recipe is defintely one of them.

I love using shrimp in these recipes like this because it cooks SO fast, and it's pretty inexpensive when you buy it on sale or in bulk at a wholesale club.

Orzo is another favorite in our house. We often use it in soups, homemade rice dishes, salads and more. It's also quick cooking and budget friendly.

This Shrimp Parmesan Orzo is a great recipe to add your meal plan. It's perfect for busy weeknights, easy to double for a bigger family or for leftovers, and can be customized with the suggestions below in this post depending on what you like, or what you have on hand.

I always have many of these ingredients in my fridge, freezer and pantry and didn't even have to grocery shop the day I gave this a try.

Serve it with some garlic bread or breadsticks, or even a side salad if you want some more vegetables in your meal!



This simple and tasty lunch or dinner idea is packed full of delicious vegetables, fresh basil, garlic and lemon pepper along with the shrimp, orzo, parmesan cheese, bell pepper and spinach! It's ready in less than 30 minutes and you can omit the shrimp to make it completely meatless!



What is in Shrimp Parmesan Orzo?

  • Fresh Basil: Also called sweet basil and is an annual herb in the mint family. It's a great source of vitamin k, vitamin a, magnesium and iron. It has a sweet smell with a peppery taste.
  • Garlic: My love for garlic is real. I use it in almost everything I cook and I love the health benefits it offers. Garlic is part of the onion, leek and chive family. It's great for heart health and contains many vitamins and minerals.
  • Raw shrimp: Shrimp aka prawns are definitely a favorite at our house. They're fast and easy to prepare, budget friendly and delicious. We usually purchase them at Sam's Club for the best value.
  • Spinach: This dark, leafy green is great raw or cooked and you can preserve it by freezing, dehydrating or canning. It contains vitamin a, protein, iron and calcium.


This simple and tasty lunch or dinner idea is packed full of delicious vegetables, fresh basil, garlic and lemon pepper along with the shrimp, orzo, parmesan cheese, bell pepper and spinach! It's ready in less than 30 minutes and you can omit the shrimp to make it completely meatless!


Other shrimp recipes you may like:



This recipe is ready in these steps:


  • Cook orzo according to package directions, set aside
  • Season shrimp with lemon pepper
  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet
  • Add the bell pepper and garlic, cook
  • Add the shrimp, cook
  • Add the orzo and spinach, stir
  • Remove from heat and stir in the parmesan cheese, basil and remaining lemon pepper
  • Serve


Full recipe below



This simple and tasty lunch or dinner idea is packed full of delicious vegetables, fresh basil, garlic and lemon pepper along with the shrimp, orzo, parmesan cheese, bell pepper and spinach! It's ready in less than 30 minutes and you can omit the shrimp to make it completely meatless!



You can add or substitute with the following ingredients:

  • diced chicken breast
  • shredded parmesan cheese
  • fresh chopped parsley
  • sliced fresh baby bella mushrooms
  • lemon zest
  • diced onion
  • fresh baby spinach
  • cooked white rice
  • fresh chopped cilantro
  • sliced fresh white mushrooms
  • chopped fresh kale
  • sliced zucchini
  • fresh sliced asparagus
  • scallops
  • frozen peas
  • pesto


This simple and tasty lunch or dinner idea is packed full of delicious vegetables, fresh basil, garlic and lemon pepper along with the shrimp, orzo, parmesan cheese, bell pepper and spinach! It's ready in less than 30 minutes and you can omit the shrimp to make it completely meatless!


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This simple and tasty lunch or dinner idea is packed full of delicious vegetables, fresh basil, garlic and lemon pepper along with the shrimp, orzo, parmesan cheese, bell pepper and spinach! It's ready in less than 30 minutes and you can omit the shrimp to make it completely meatless!



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This simple and tasty lunch or dinner idea is packed full of delicious vegetables, fresh basil, garlic and lemon pepper along with the shrimp, orzo, parmesan cheese, bell pepper and spinach! It's ready in less than 30 minutes and you can omit the shrimp to make it completely meatless!



Shrimp Parmesan Orzo

Yield: 4 servings
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ingredients:

instructions:

  1. Cook orzo according to package directions, rinse, drain well and set aside.
  2. Season shrimp with 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. 
  4. Add the bell pepper and garlic, cook and stir for about 3 minutes.
  5. Add the shrimp, cook for another 3 minutes, until just pink.
  6. Add the orzo and spinach, stir until mixed and heated through. 
  7. Remove from heat and stir in the parmesan cheese, basil and remaining 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper. Serve.
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This simple and tasty lunch or dinner idea is packed full of delicious vegetables, fresh basil, garlic and lemon pepper along with the shrimp, orzo, parmesan cheese, bell pepper and spinach! It's ready in less than 30 minutes and you can omit the shrimp to make it completely meatless!


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