Main Course | Food

The Whole Family Will Love This One Pot Lemon Orzo Shrimp

Print Recipe

Dinner doesn't get any easier than this! One pot meals have become my go-to for busy weeknight meals, they're quick, tasty and everything gets cooked in one pot (meaning fewer dishes to clean!).

You want to make sure you don't scratch your non-stick pans while you're cooking all the ingredients in this dish. We used a STAUB Olive Wood Spatula to stir the ingredients in the pan (the wooden spatula won't scratch your non-stick pots and pans). A wood or silicone spatula or spoon will keep your pans in better shape for longer!

If you've never cooked with orzo before, it's basically just a little pasta noodle shaped like a large grain of rice. You should be able to find it in your grocery store's pasta section or at a bulk foods store (that's where I buy mine). This ingredient works great in a lot of one pot meals, so keep some in your pantry for later!

If you're short on time but don't want to sacrifice on flavor, then this One Pot Lemon Orzo Shrimp is the perfect meal that will leave your family asking for seconds! Give it a try and let us know what you think!

See below for the directions for how to make this delicious dinner.

Looking for more easy one pot meals? Check these ones out!

One Pot Cheesy Ravioli

Dill Pickle Pot Roast

One Pot Spaghetti & Meatballs

To start, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

Season shrimp with salt and pepper, to taste; set aside. Make sure your shrimp are defrosted and tails are removed.

Heat olive oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic, onion and oregano, and cook, stirring often, until onions have become translucent, about 3-4 minutes.

Stir in orzo until lightly browned, about 1-2 minutes.

Stir in chicken broth and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.

Stir in tomatoes, peas, lemon juice and shrimp. Sprinkle with Parmesan.

Place into oven and bake until shrimp are cooked through, about 12-14 minutes.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

Yum! This is so delicious and super easy to make after a long day. You'll be coming back to this recipe often because it's that awesome!

See the easy-to-read instructions for this One Pot Lemon Orzo Shrimp below.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, mined
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 ounces orzo pasta
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1, 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Season shrimp with salt and pepper, to taste; set aside.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic, onion and oregano, and cook, stirring often, until onions have become translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in orzo until lightly browned, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Stir in chicken broth and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 10-12 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, peas, lemon juice and shrimp. Sprinkle with Parmesan.
  5. Place into oven and bake until shrimp are cooked through, about 12-14 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately.

Do you know someone who loves one pot meals? Make sure to share this recipe with them!

Watch our video below that shows you how to make this delicious One Pot Lemon Orzo Shrimp!