A zingy browned butter lemon sauce coats every inch of this spring-like asparagus feta orzo skillet that's SUPER easy to throw together for a quick, healthy dinner!

Browned Butter Lemon Asparagus Feta Orzo Skillet

A zingy browned butter lemon sauce coats every inch of this spring-like asparagus feta orzo skillet that's SUPER easy to throw together for a quick, healthy dinner!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb trimmed asparagus and cut into 1-in pieces
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 12 oz hot orzo pasta, cooked according to package instructions
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Blanche trimmed asparagus in boiling water until fork tender. Submerge in ice water until cooled then drain and set aside.

  2. In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt butter, stirring occasionally until a deep golden brown. Add lemon juice, garlic, and zest and cook 1 minute until fragrant. Add chicken stock and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer sauce 10 minutes until slightly reduced.

  3. Add parsley, hot cooked orzo, asparagus, and feta to browned butter sauce and lightly toss to coat. Season orzo with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot and enjoy!