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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound uncooked orzo pasta

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 onions, sliced

  • 6 ½ ounces blue cheese, crumbled

  • 3 ½ ounces mascarpone cheese

  • 2 cups shredded spinach

  • salt and pepper to taste


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

873 Calories
42g Fat
97g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 873
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 20g 102%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 718mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 97g 35%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 340mg 26%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 550mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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