Caramelized Onion and Blue Cheese Orzo

Caramelized Onion and Blue Cheese Orzo


"Rissoni, also known as semi di melone, or any other short soup pasta can be used for this dish."


45 m servings 873 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 873 kcal
  • 44%
  • Fat:
  • 42.4 g
  • 65%
  • Carbs:
  • 97.3g
  • 31%
  • Protein:
  • 29 g
  • 58%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 80 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 718 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat butter and oil in a large skillet over low heat. Cook onion in this mixture until golden brown, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from pan with a spoon and drain on paper towels.
  3. In a large bowl, combine blue cheese, mascarpone and onion and mix well. Toss cheese mixture with spinach and pasta, season with salt and pepper and serve.
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  1. 71 Ratings


This was beautiful and if I could have given it 4.5 stars I would have. The only thing that didn't make this recipe a 5 star was that I felt it was missing just a little something and if I am go...

This is very tasty, a nice change from rice or potatoes. I must admit ... I was very nervious about the amount of onions. But it honestly worked. I wish I had added even more (smile) Just a...

I 1/2'd the pasta and doubled the spinach. Used prewashed baby spinach and rotini shaped pasta. Also sub'd cream cheese for mascarpone. Had only 4 oz. of the blue cheese. VERY GOOD. It cool...

A very good recipe. I did not drain the onions which kept the orzo from getting too dry. The onions need to be medium to large sized because it takes a lot of onion to balance the blue cheese fl...

This was just not worth the expensive mascarpone cheese and blue cheese this recipe called for. It was just OK. Will definitely not make this again :(

I had such high hopes for what sounded like such a delicious dish! I should've read all the reviews. Mascarpone did not work, cream cheese would have been better, four onions was NOT too much so...

Am glad I took the time and slowly caramalized the onion. The flavor really worked well with blue cheese and mascarpone,and the cheese melted so nicely. Topped off with some pine nuts and it w...

Excellent recipe. Used regular cream cheese and skipped the spinach. Will definitely make again.

This is a good recipe and I have made ir a few times now. Since there are few ingredients, I beleive the key to this recipe is to use good ingredients: vidalia or spanish onions onions and a go...