Thursday, March 12, 2015

Lemon Orzo Shrimp Bake

Lemon Orzo Shrimp Bake | Cooking on the Front Burner

Welcome to the 12th of the month with our 12 bloggers and 12 ingredients or less recipes!  This month is casserole dishes and I think you will be wanting to put them on your menu soon. Casseroles (or skillet) meals are the perfect comfort food and there are so many varieties as you will see!  I brought to the party this Lemon Orzo Shrimp Bake. 

I totally loved that I could make this dish in one skillet (though you will note that I put it in pretty dish to show it off but I originally prepared, baked and served it from the skillet).  Easy Peasy!

Pasta and shrimp are two items I always have on hand... plus you know me I love lemons and always have a few of those around too!  I really can't say enough about this recipe - it was an instant hit the night I made it.  My official taste tester, the DIY Guy, gave it rave reviews!

Lemon Orzo Shrimp Casserole

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook/Bake Time: 30 minutes
Yield 4-6 servings
Inspired by Damn Delicious
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 8 ounces orzo pasta
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Season shrimp with salt and pepper and set aside
  3. In a large oven-proof skillet heat olive oil and butter over medium high heat.
  4. Next add the garlic, onion, basil and oregano, and cook, stirring often, until onions have become translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Then stir in pasta until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in chicken broth and 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.
  7. Stir in tomatoes, peas, lemon juice and shrimp.
  8. Sprinkle with Parmesan.
  9. Place into oven and bake for 12-14 minutes or until shrimp is cooked through.
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Lemon Orzo Shrimp Bake by Cooking on the Front Burner

And here's the rest.....

This month's recipes are:
Chicken and Broccoli Casserole by Big Bear's Wife
Cheesy Sausage and Roasted Vegetable Casserole by Betsy Life
Mexican Lasagna by Home Cooking Memories
Lemon Orzo Shrimp Bake by Cooking on the Front Burners
King Ranch Casserole by Love Bakes Good Cakes
Sweet Potato Enchilada Casserole by A Million Moments
Bacon, Beef & Bean Casserole by Bread Booze Bacon
Green Chicken Enchilada Casserole by A Night Owl
Chili Bean Casserole by Pink Cake Plate
Mom's Enchilada Casserole by I Love My Disorganized Life
Breakfast Casserole (Egg & Veggies) by See Vanessa Craft
Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole by Around My Family Table

Be sure to stop by to see them all!! Come back on April 12!


  1. I love orzo pasta, and you've got such a wonderful combination going on in this dish, Deb! It sounds so fresh and delicious -- pinned!

  2. I just recently started using orzo pasta and love it. This dish looks amazing!

  3. When I think of casseroles, I always think of heavy meals .... I absolutely love that you kept it light!! Sounds like a winner to me!

  4. Love this recipe! Why don't I use orzo more.....? It's one of my favorite not-too-heavy pastas!

  5. Yum, I wish I had that for dinner, it looks delicious Deb!!

  6. You won me over with shrimp! Always a favorite in this house

  7. Shrimp and orzo - count me in! This looks like one gorgeous dinner Deb! I happen to have orzo in the pantry too!!

  8. What a great weeknight dinner. Easy and delicious!

  9. I just love one-skillet meals! This one has a little of everything I love - looks fabulous!

  10. Yum!! This looks amazing. Lemon + orzo + shrimp is a killer combo. One pot meals are the best!

  11. In LOVE with orzo, so just put this on my menu for next week!

  12. I've been on an orzo kick lately - this is going on my dinner menu very soon. Pinning!

  13. This looks delicious, and it's a great weeknight meal that doesn't take a whole lot of time to put together.

  14. This looks like a great family-friendly recipe. My kids will be so happy that I'm serving something so flavorful for our Friday lenten meal this week! Thanks for linking up your recipe at This Is How We Roll Thursday.

  15. This looks like the perfect recipe for us! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing it with us at #FoodieFriDIY...pinning and sharing!!

  16. Made it with some frozen langostinos that I had. Upped the garlic a bit and used fresh chopped oregano and basic. Put in 1/4 cup fat free half and half. Really light and yummy


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