Lemon Butter Orzo with Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes




Yield 4-6 servings

Lemon Butter OrzoLight and delicious this Lemon Butter Orzo with Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes would make the perfect side to any meal!


1 (16 oz) pkg orzo, cooked according to package directions

1 cup chopped asparagus

1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced in half

Shredded Parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper for taste


1 stick butter

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tsp dried parsley

1 tsp minced garlic


  1. Preheat oven to 400. On baking sheet spread your asparagus and tomatoes and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper and roast for about 10-15 minutes or until tender and asparagus is slightly browning, remove from oven.
  2. Meanwhile cook your pasta according to package directions, drain and place in serving bowl.
  3. To make sauce in small saucepan melt your butter on medium heat, add the remaining ingredients and simmer for a few minutes to make fragrant. Pour your sauce over your orzo and stir in your veggies and salt and pepper until coated.
  4. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired Serve warm or cold.

Recipe by TINSELBOX at