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This cherry tomato orzo skillet features tender orzo in a spicy harissa cherry tomato sauce, lots of fresh herbs, and creamy burrata cheese broken open over top.
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Harissa Cherry Tomato Orzo with Burrata

This cherry tomato orzo skillet features tender orzo in a spicy harissa cherry tomato sauce, lots of fresh herbs, and creamy burrata cheese broken open over top.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 422kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons mild or spicy harissa paste
  • 1 lb orzo pasta, cooked according to package instructions and kept warm
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 oz room-temperature burrata cheese, patted dry

Instructions

  • Heat a 9-inch cast iron skillet or stainless steel skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and swirl to coat bottom. Add tomatoes and char on all sides, turning occasionally until tomatoes are softened and bursting, about 6-8 minutes of cooking.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add butter, garlic, and harrisa paste. Cook 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add orzo, basil, and oregano to skillet and toss to evenly coat. Cook several minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally until heated through.
  • Season skillet with salt and pepper to taste. Break burrata open and arrange on top of skillet. Serve orzo warm and enjoy!

Notes

Storing Instructions
Store orzo in refrigerator up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 8oz | Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 50.6g | Protein: 17.1g | Fat: 19.3g | Saturated Fat: 7.6g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 454mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 5.2g | Calcium: 262mg | Iron: 4mg