Oven-Ready

Creamy Basil Pesto Shrimp Orzo with Grape Tomatoes

easy prep & pan included

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Shellfish

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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    8 oz. Shrimp
  • 4 oz. Grape Tomatoes
  • 2 oz. Baby Spinach
  • Info
    ⅗ oz. Butter
  • Info
    0.48 oz. Parmesan Cheese Crisps
  • Info
    2 Tbsp. Basil Pesto
  • Info
    6 oz. Orzo Pasta
  • 2 tsp. Mirepoix Base

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    509
  • Carbohydrates
    72g
  • Fat
    14g
  • Protein
    30g
  • Sodium
    1663mg

Recipe Steps

  • 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove lid and label, if necessary. When ingredient appears in recipe, remove from packaging. Thoroughly rinse tomatoes and any fresh produce. Pat dry. Place orzo, tomatoes, spinach, 1¼ cups water, mirepoix base, ½ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper in bottom of provided tray. Stir until combined, making sure orzo is covered by liquid.

  • 2

    Add the Shrimp

    Place shrimp on orzo in a single layer. If using diced chicken, flank steak, or 16 oz shrimp, follow same instructions.

  • 3

    Bake the Dish

    Bake uncovered in hot oven until shrimp reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees and orzo is tender, 25-30 minutes. If using 16 oz shrimp or flank steak, follow same instructions as shrimp. If using chicken, bake uncovered in hot oven until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees and orzo is tender, 25-30 minutes. Carefully remove from oven. Some liquid may remain in dish. Rest, 5 minutes. While dish rests, coarsely crush Parmesan crisps. After 5 minutes, stir butter and pesto into orzo until combined. Garnish with Parmesan crisps. Bon appétit!

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