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Everybody loves an easy orzo 30-minute meal that features the familiar, festive flavors of Mexican enchiladas, right? We often enjoy a speedy skillet meal like this one that involves just one-pan and only two-steps.  #speedymeal #oneskillet #pasta #onepanmeal #enchiladas #orzo

One-Skillet Cheesy Enchilada Orzo Pasta

Everybody loves an easy orzo 30-minute meal that features the familiar, festive flavors of Mexican enchiladas, right? We often enjoy a speedy skillet meal like this one that involves just one-pan and only two-steps.  #speedymeal #oneskillet #pasta #onepanmeal #enchiladas #orzo

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword one pan meal, Pasta, skillet meal, speedy meal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry orzo pasta
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 - 10 oz. cans mild red enchilada sauce, may substitute green enchilada sauce, if desired
  • 2 cups frozen sweet corn, thawed
  • 2 Tbs. of your favorite taco seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded Alma Creamery Co-Jack Cheese
  • optional toppings: diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, sliced black olives, sour cream, fresh salsa, sliced avocados

Instructions

  1. Combine orzo, broth, black beans, enchilada sauce, corn, and taco seasoning in a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven, stir ring to combine.

  2. Cover the skillet, cooking over medium heat for 20-25 minutes, until all the liquid is absorbed and the orzo is plumped and nicely tender.
  3. Uncover the skillet, giving the orzo a gentle stir, then sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top; cover once more and remove from the heat, allowing the cheese to melt.
  4. Serve at once with the desired toppings.

Recipe Notes

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This also makes a great filling for quesadillas!  Feel free to add cooked ground beef to this speedy meal - it's a delicious option.