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Cheesy Zucchini Orzo Pasta Salad

Marybeth Feutz
This Cheesy Zucchini Orzo Pasta Salad is easy and delicious. It's perfect for a quick summer dinner, and with all that zucchini you can count it as a healthy vegetable!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Side
Servings 4 -6 servings


  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium zucchini chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cooked orzo pasta
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Heat oil in a large skillet.
  • Saute the zucchini and salt in the oil for 5-7 minutes, until the zucchini is tender.
  • Add orzo to the skillet and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring frequently, until the orzo is heated through.
  • Add the cheese, stir well, and keep on the heat until the cheese is melted.
  • Serve immediately.
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