Cheeseburger Orzo – Guest Post

Cheeseburger Orzo ~ Fun pasta using Orzo!

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Hey everyone! I’m Julie from over at Julie’s Eats & Treats and I’m so excited to be over at Confessions of a Cooking Diva today. You might wonder how this all came about about so I’ll tell you. Don’t worry I’ll make it short and sweet so we can get onto that wonderful recipe I’m going to share with you today.

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Both Julie and I, we are both Julie how fun is that? Anyways I digress. We both signed up for the Old Fashioned Recipe Blog Swap hosted by the amazing ladies Julie {White Lights on Wednesday}, Kelley {Miss Information} and Rachel {i love my disorganized life}. We signed up and then they did the old swap-a-roo and then emailed out our assignments. I thought it would be a blast to connect with a few other bloggers and reach out to some new peeps! Am I right? Of course I’m already having fun aren’t you? So definitely go give some love to those wonderful hostesses.

Today I’m going to share with you Cheeseburger Orzo. It’s a super simple and yummy meal because that’s how I roll. I usually have a kid clinging to my leg going “Momma, Momma?” or crying so I need quick! How many of you can relate to that? Love her dearly but sometimes I just want to get supper on the table!

Plus why is it always more fun to cook when you use fun noodles? Orzo is so much fun in my book and if you haven’t used it before just find it in the pasta aisle and it comes in a tiny little box!

Make sure you don’t miss any of the fun stuff Julie’s Eats & Treats is up too!


Cheeseburger Orzo


1 lb ground beef

1/4 c. onions, minced

1 tsp Seasoning Salt

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

2 c. Orzo pasta

4 Tbsp butter

3 Tbsp flour

2 Tbsp milk

3 c. milk

2 c. cheddar cheese, shredded

1. Cook Orzo according to package directions. Drain.

2. Brown ground beef, onions, seasoning salt and red pepper flakes over medium-high heat.

3. In a medium sauce pan melt the butter over medium heat and add in flour. Gradually stir in milk. Cook until it thickens, stir in cheddar cheese. Pour cheese mixture over the hamburger and Orzo and mix.

4. Bake at 325 degrees for 35 minutes. Let sit 5-10 minutes before serving to let cheese sauce thicken.

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  1. This looks awesome. I have had orzo sitting in my cabinet for a while and wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it. Now I know!

  2. Yum! I made cheeseburger soup for my recipe swap!

  3. I love orzo too and this looks like a perfect weeknight meal!

  4. where is the pin-it button when ya need it! This looks and sounds delicious!!!

  5. I’m I’m in the middle of making this right now; how much flour do I need? It doesn’t say!

    • Hi Britt, I couldn’t get a hold of the lady who did the post, but I would add around 1/2 tbsp and see if that is enough. I hope that helps.

  6. This recipe is a great idea but was super bland! I added salt and garlic powder to add some flavor and even mixed in some fresh Parmesan cheese…nothing seemed to help. It needs “something” to help it out but I couldn’t make it work.

  7. I just made this i do agree that it can be bland I seasoned the beef with salt, pepper & cumin. And garlic powder. It came out delicious! I will definitely be making this dish again!

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