Mediterranean Orzo

Green beans and grape tomatoes add a fresh-from-the-garden appeal to this pasta and chicken sausage recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.

Mediterranean Orzo
Servings: 6 Prep 10 mins Cook 12 mins


  • 12 ounces onion-and-garlic-flavored chicken sausage (such as Al Fresco), halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch-thick half-moons
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 ounces orzo
  • 8 ounces green beans, trimmed and cut in half
  • 1/2 cup crumbled fat-free feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

Make It

1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of the vinegar, canola oil and 1/2 teaspoon of the oregano to pan; cook 2 minutes. Place sausage mixture in a large serving bowl.

2. Meanwhile, bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook orzo according to package directions. Add green beans to pasta pot for final 5 minutes of cooking time. Drain and rinse under cold water.

3. Place pasta mixture in serving bowl with sausage mixture and add remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon oregano, the feta, parsley and olive oil. Stir to combine; serve.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 301, Fat, total (g): 7, chol. (mg): 48, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 36, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 22, sodium (mg): 562, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.