Baked Orzo w/ Tomato & Mozzarella Pearls

Ready in 45 Minutes (15 Minutes Active Cook Time)  |  Vegetarian

Unpack Your Kit Ingredients

extra virgin olive oil*
chopped eggplant
mirepoix (carrot, celery, onion)
minced garlic
tomato paste
orzo pasta (InHarvest)
garlic salt
organic vegetable broth concentrate (Savory Choice)
local tomato (Suntastic Farms)
mozzarella pearls
grated parmesan

local roll (Farm to Market Bread Co.)

*If the oil has solidified in the fridge, place the sealed container in a cup of warm water. It will return

Grab Your Cookware and Staples

large skillet
small bowl
9x5 baking dish (loaf size)
cutting board and knife
salt and pepper
non-stick spray

Step 1: Sauté the Veggies

PREHEAT the oven to 400 degrees.

HEAT the extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

ADD the eggplant and mirepoix. Sauté until golden brown and soft, about 8 minutes. (What’s mirepoix? See note below.)

SEASON to taste with salt and pepper.


That’s mirepoix, pronounced “meer-pwah.” This is a fancy French word for diced veggies (typically onion, celery and carrot) that add a base layer of flavor. Mirepoix is cooked over gentle heat to sweeten and soften without browning or caramelization. 

Step 2: Add More Tasty Ingredients

MIX the vegetable broth concentrate with 1 CUP of hot water in a small bowl. Set aside.

STIR in the minced garlic, tomato paste and orzo pasta, and cook an additional 2 minutes.

TURN OFF the heat and stir in the garlic salt, HALF the oregano and vegetable broth. 

Step 3: Assemble and Bake the Pasta

SPRAY the baking dish with non-stick spray.

POUR the pasta mixture into the baking dish.

SLICE the tomato.

LAYER the mozzarella pearls onto the pasta, then sprinkle with parmesan and top with tomato slices.

SPRINKLE with the remaining oregano and season to taste with salt and pepper.

BAKE for 30 minutes.

Step 4: Serve It Up

SERVE the pasta with a local roll, slathered with butter. You’ve earned it!


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Good Food for Real People

At Happy Food Co., we source our ingredients from the finest local and regional suppliers so you can feel great about what you’re putting on the table.

We know that eating well is important to you, and we’re delighted to be part of your evening dinner. Hope you enjoy this meal as much as we loved designing it for you.

— Chef K


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