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Roasted Butternut Squash and Cherry Tomatoes Orzo

Butternut Squash and Cherry Tomatoes Orzo

Course Pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Calories 2377kcal
Author Manju


  • 2 cups orzo pasta
  • 1 1/2 cup butternut squash cubes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper crushed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 lemon zested and squeezed
  • 1/2 cup walnut chopped roughly and roasted
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley
  • 1/3 cup shaved parmesan


  • Preheat the oven to 400F and toss together the butternut squash, salt, pepper, 1 tbsp olive oil and paprika in a sheet pan. Bake for about 20-30 mins, till the squash is roasted.
  • Meanwhile, boil salted water in a sauce pan and cook the orzo in it to al dente. Reserve a cup of the pasta water. Drain the orzo and keep aside.
  • Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and keep aside.
  • Heat the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan and add the minced garlic and cherry tomatoes to it. Toss quickly for a couple of minutes till the tomatoes soften a little.
  • Transfer the orzo to a large serving bowl. Add the roasted butternut squash,  cherry tomatoes, walnuts, lemon zest and juice, more salt and freshly crushed black pepper, about 1/2 cup of the pasta water, parmesan and the parsley. Toss well and seve warm.


Calories: 2377kcal | Carbohydrates: 237g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 142g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 1120mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1860IU | Vitamin C: 63.5mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 5.7mg