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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Hoglin

Pork and Orzo with Spinach

Updated: Oct 25, 2023

Well it's about time I posted a savory recipe instead of all this sweet stuff! This is a super fast, really tasty and healthy family dinner that you can have on the table in about 20-30 minutes. Don't let its simplicity fool you. It is delicious! We eat this at least twice a month. It's that good. And easy. And did I mention fast?

Orzo is a rice shaped pasta that you can find in most grocery stores. Feel free to use cherry tomatoes from your garden, as well as the spinach!


2 Tbsp olive oil

1 pound pork tenderloin, silver skin removed and cut into 1" cubes

1 tsp black pepper

1 1/4 cups uncooked orzo

1/4 tsp sea salt

5 oz fresh spinach

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese


Boil water for pasta.

Rub pork cubes with pepper.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add pork; cook and stir 8-10 minutes or until no longer pink.

Meanwhile, add orzo and salt to the boiling water and cook for about 8 minutes. When done, drain and return to pot. Toss in spinach.

When pork is cooked through, add tomatoes to the pan and heat through.

Add pork mixture to the orzo mixture and toss everything together. Top with feta and serve.

Serves 4 very hungry people.

Note: This recipe is originally from a meal planning website called "Gathered Table" which, very sadly, is no longer running.

Yummy gardening everyone!

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08 juil. 2020

I've found that this serves 4 and always leaves a comfortable amount of leftovers for lunch the next day. Also due to the generous amount of pork used, adding extra spinach or feta is also possible.

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