This unabashedly rich dish is a fall flavor extravaganza. Our Autumn Harvest Orzo blend (featuring pumpkin-, chestnut- and sage-flavored orzo) marries perfectly with roasted butternut squash, nutty browned butter, warm cinnamon and Parmesan cheese. Enjoy a big bowl with a glass of pinot noir, and celebrate fall.

Prep time: 0 min

Cook time: 35 min

Total time: 35 min

Autumn Harvest Orzo with Butternut Squash and Spiced Brown Butter
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods

Ingredients

Makes 4 to 6 servings

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F, and line baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  2. Toss butternut squash with 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt in large bowl. Turn out onto prepared baking sheet, and roast until fully tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.

  3. Bring water to a boil. Add Autumn Harvest Orzo Blend and bring back to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain.

  4. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Continue cooking until butter reaches nutty brown color. Turn off heat and add remaining olive oil, cinnamon, black pepper and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir in butternut squash, cooked orzo and chopped parsley until thoroughly combined.

  5. Serve immediately, topped with shaved Parmesan cheese.