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Thumb_10027_Orzo, Lemon And Egg Soup

Thumb_10027_Orzo, Lemon And Egg Soup

A variation on the traditional Greek avgolomeno, this soup leaves out the chicken and includes orzo, which gives it a richer, fuller texture. You could also use Arborio rice but it may take a little longer to become al dente.

Thumb_10042_Orzo With Shrimp, Feta And Tomatoes

Thumb_10042_Orzo With Shrimp, Feta And Tomatoes

Feta and shrimp are a classic Greek combination. Cooking the orzo in the shrimp water gives the whole dish more flavor.

Thumb_7298_Beef, Orzo And Cabbage Casserole

Thumb_7298_Beef, Orzo And Cabbage Casserole

We love to use orzo pasta instead of rice in casseroles. The pasta feels lighter than the rice and gives the casserole a more interesting texture. If you want to give the casserole a more Eastern European feel, add some caraway and mustard seeds.

Thumb_10047_Orzo With Mozzarella And Mint

Thumb_10047_Orzo With Mozzarella And Mint

With so few ingredients, this simple pasta dish highlights how the creamy texture of the mozzarella and al dente bite of the orzo play off of each other. Try this with any grilled meat.

Thumb_20877_Stuffed Eggplant With Orzo, Lamb, Feta And Tomatoes

Thumb_20877_Stuffed Eggplant With Orzo, Lamb, Feta And Tomatoes

This eggplant dish can be prepped up to two days ahead and baked at the last minute. Plain yogurt can be subbed for Greek yogurt by draining it in cheesecloth while the eggplant is salting. Serve as a main course with a green salad.

Thumb_10019_Orzo And Wild Rice Salad

Thumb_10019_Orzo And Wild Rice Salad

I used dried currants for some texture and tang, yellow and orange peppers for color and sweetness, and toasted pine nuts for a warm, nutty element." This recipe comes from Tami of Running with Tweezers. She was the winner of Root Source Challenge: Orzo.

Thumb_7872_Italian Wedding Soup

Thumb_7872_Italian Wedding Soup

Doesn't this recipe sound good? It is. If you'd like some ideas about what to eat with it, click on the "goes with..." tab to the left. For the lowdown on ingredients, techniques and tools, click on "related tips."

Thumb_9945_Road Trip Pasta Salad

Thumb_9945_Road Trip Pasta Salad

Here’s a colorful pasta salad, coated with a silky, creamy goat cheese dressing. It has all the qualities that make it a good snack for the road -- you get your carbs and protein, plus a good smattering of fresh veggies, and you can eat it right out of the container with a spoon. Read more about this recipe at hogwash.

Thumb_21605_Minestra Di Pasta E Piselli

Thumb_21605_Minestra Di Pasta E Piselli

You can easily make this Italian pasta and pea soup vegetarian by omitting the pancetta and using vegetable broth in place of the chicken broth.

Thumb_19481_Beef And Artichoke Provencale

Thumb_19481_Beef And Artichoke Provencale

Use leftover braised sirloin tips with roasted garlic to save time on this satisfying dish. This recipe is part of Andrew Schloss's Sunday Dinners.

Thumb_17688_Twelve-Minute Pasta Bolognese

Thumb_17688_Twelve-Minute Pasta Bolognese

A quick version of a classic bolognese sauce is a great vehicle for leftover meats and vegetables. This recipe is part of Andrew Schloss's Sunday Dinners.

Thumb_7175_Pasta With Butternut Squash, Arugula And Feta

Thumb_7175_Pasta With Butternut Squash, Arugula And Feta

The bold flavors -- butternut squash, arugula and feta -- in this dish make it a good match for a hearty whole wheat pasta like penne or fusilli. Start your pasta when the squash is halfway done if you want the timing to come together seamlessly.