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Cheesy Shrimp and Orzo Skillet

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes


4-6 people

Perfect for school nights, busy work nights, or even those crazy summer schedule nights, this Cheesy Shrimp and Orzo Skillet by Southern Bite is super easy and only takes 30 minutes to make … all in one pan!

Cheesy Shrimp and Orzo Skillet

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Kitchen Tip : Cheesy Shrimp and Orzo Skillet


  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

  • 1 Pound Medium Shrimp, Peeled and Deveined (Can Use Chicken or Sausage if Desired)

  • 2 Teaspoons Tony’s Original Creole Seasoning, Divided

  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, Seeded and Chopped

  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion, Peeled and Diced

  • 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced

  • 1 Can (14.5 Ounces) Petite Diced Tomatoes

  • 3 Cups Seafood or Chicken Broth

  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream

  • 1 1/2 Cups Traditional Orzo Pasta, Uncooked

  • 1 1/2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded

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  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of Tony’s Original Creole Seasoning. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cooked through, about 3-5 minutes. Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon, leaving the oil in the pan. Set shrimp aside.
  2. Add the bell pepper and onion to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add more oil if necessary. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add the tomatoes (do not drain), broth, heavy cream, and 1 teaspoon of Tony’s Original Creole Seasoning. Bring to a boil and then stir in the orzo. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until the pasta is tender to your liking. Add more Tony’s Original Creole Seasoning if desired.
  3. Add the shrimp back to the top of the pasta and sprinkle the cheese over the top. Turn off the heat and return the lid to the pan. Keep covered until shrimp has heated through and the cheese has melted. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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