Cat Cora's Truffled Orzo with Asiago Cheese

A Side Dish You Won't Be Able to Resist

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Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Macaroni and cheese gets a fancy touch with truffled orzo and asiago cheese. For more information on Lunch Break for Schools, go to Hidden Valley's website.


  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/3 cups orzo
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons grated Asiago cheese
  • 1 teaspoon truffle oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking Directions

    In a 4- to 6-quart stockpot, bring 4 quarts of water to a boil.

    Add the salt and the orzo, and cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until the pasta is al dente (or just slightly chewy).

    In a 10-inch sauté pan, melt the butter.

    Add the cooked pasta and 3 tablespoons of the Asiago cheese. Drizzle on the truffle oil, sprinkle on the salt, and give it a few cranks of freshly ground pepper. Toss well.

    Spoon the orzo into a serving bowl, top with the remaining cheese, and serve immediately.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe courtesy Cat Cora.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: asiago, truffle, salt, pepper

    Course: Side Dish

    More Info: Kid Friendly

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