The touch of sweetness in our Sweet Potato Orzo is enriched with parmesan and spiciness. Our Smoked Hot Paprika adds just the right accent to this creamy and rich pasta casserole.

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 65 min

Total time: 70 min

Sweet Potato Orzo Casserole
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes 6 servings

  • 4 Cups Water

  • 2 Cups Sweet Potato Orzo

  • 1 Teaspoon Fine Sea Salt

  • 1 Tablespoon Butter

  • 1 Large Sweet Potato, peeled and diced to 1/2"

  • 1 Large Red Pepper, diced

  • 1 Jalapeño Pepper, seeded and diced

  • 1 Cup Crisp Bacon, cooked and chopped

  • 1 1/4 Cups Heavy Cream

  • 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup

  • 1 Teaspoon Smoked Hot Paprika

  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Bring water to a boil with salt in large pot. Add Sweet Potato Orzo, and cook for 7 minutes. Orzo should still be slightly crunchy. Strain and cool to room temperature.

  3. Melt butter over medium heat in same skillet. Add sweet potatoes, red pepper and jalapeño pepper, and do not stir for 3 minutes.

  4. Shake pot to loosen potatoes, and add bacon. Cook for another 3 minutes, then add heavy cream, maple syrup and orzo. Mix to combine all ingredients, stir in cheese, and smooth top of pan to level.

  5. Sprinkle paprika on top, transfer to oven and bake for 35 minutes. Let casserole rest for 10 minutes before cutting.