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Orzo Salad with Artichokes and Sausage

Prep time 8 mins
Cook time 30 mins
Yield

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 9-oz. boxes frozen artichokes, thawed and patted dry
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 ounces smoked sausages, cut into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 pound orzo
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan

Nutrition Information

  • calories 632
  • fat 30 g
  • satfat 7 g
  • protein 27 g
  • carbohydrate 64 g
  • fiber 9 g
  • cholesterol 51 mg
  • sodium 1095 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 450ºF. Line a baking sheet with foil. Toss artichokes with 2 Tbsp. oil, sprinkle with salt; roast 15 minutes. Stir in sausages and tomatoes; roast until heated through, about 15 minutes longer.

  2. Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Cook orzo until tender, about 9 minutes. Drain; toss with pesto in a large bowl.

  3. Toss artichoke mixture with orzo and Parmesan. Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired. Serve.