Garlic Orzo

I don’t think this quite counts as a ‘real’ recipe because the main ingredient is store bought (kind of like last week….) but I don’t really care because I am loving whipping up quick dinners lately.

By the time I get off of work, do my run, and finally get home for the night, the last thing I want to do is spend an hour making a meal from scratch.

Enter the magical ready-made sauce:


Perfect for throwing together savory pasta when hangry. 


Serves 2


  • 1 1/4 cups uncooked orzo
  • 1 cup frozen broccoli
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen shrimp, cooked
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup trader joe’s garlic sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp olive oil


Cook orzo.

Heat a large skillet with olive oil and onions.

Zap the broccoli in the microwave and add to skillet, along with the thawed shrimp.

Let simmer for 3-4 minutes Add salt and pepper and garlic sauce and stir.

Pour sauce over pasta to serve.




Thanks as always to Jenn @ Peas and Crayons for hosting WIAW!

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