Honey Feta Orzo Recipe

Honey Feta Orzo – a delicious sweet and savory combination of orzo pasta, feta cheese and honey. Great for breakfast or dessert.

Honey Feta Orzo

Before you think this Honey Feta Orzo sounds weird, I’d like to let you know, that if you are a fan for the sweet/savory combination, it is definitely worth trying.

Cooked Orzo pasta, with some butter, added to it while still hot, topped with crumbled feta cheese and drizzled with honey. You can also add a little bit of lemon juice.

If you are familiar with Bulgarian cuisine, you may know that there is a breakfast dish, where Penne pasta (most often Penne, but other kinds of pasta could be used) is served with butter, feta and sugar. Well I transformed it and made it with orzo and used honey instead of sugar.

Honey brings a different flavor and you can use less of it than if you are using sugar.

Honey Feta Orzo

This Honey Feta Orzo is extremely easy to make, it takes less than 15 minutes and it is made in one pot.

When I was a kid, my grandmother used to make me this Honey Feta Orzo (with sugar instead of honey and Penne instead of Orzo) very often and while I’m not a picky eater, this was not my favorite thing to eat.

Things have changed since then and now I really like it!

Honey Feta Orzo

Whole grain pasta could be used instead. Superfood pasta (like quinoa pasta) could be used.

Any kind of pasta could be substituted for Orzo, but I personally think Orzo works best (at least for me).

Honey Feta Orzo

Hope you get to try it.

This Honey Feta Orzo requires minimal time and effort to make and the flavor combination is so simple , but tastes amazing (of course if you like the combination of sweet and savory foods).

If you like orzo pasta just as much as I do, you may want to check out these recipes:

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Honey Feta Orzo
Honey Feta Orzo
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Honey Feta Orzo - a delicious sweet and savory combination of orzo pasta, feta cheese and honey. Great for breakfast or dessert.

Course: Pizza
Cuisine: bulgarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 328 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 cup uncooked Orzo
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp cold butter
  • 4 oz feta cheese crumbled, or more to taste
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • lemon juice to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook orzo in salted water, following the directions on the package.
  2. Drain, but do not rinse with cold water.
  3. Return to the pot and stir in butter.
  4. Top with feta, honey and drizzle lemon juice.
  5. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Honey Feta Orzo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 370mg 15%
Potassium 112mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 19g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 5.9%
Calcium 14.8%
Iron 4.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Honey Feta Orzo - a delicious sweet and savory combination of orzo pasta, feta cheese and honey. Great for breakfast or dessert.