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Skillet of light one pot Italian salmon and orzo next to a wooden spoon and a package of orzo
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Light Italian One Pot Salmon & Orzo Recipe

Quick & Easy One Pot Pasta Dish That is Full of Flavor! Delicious Orzo Pasta, Flavorful Salmon Perfect for an Easy Dinner Recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 740kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1 lb salmon
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 c. diced yellow onion
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 14.5 oz can Basil, Garlic & Oregano diced tomatoes
  • 3 1/2 c. chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 c. DeLallo whole wheat orzo
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp chopped Parsley


  • In a large skillet over medium heat olive oil. Saute onions 3 minutes until translucent. Add garlic and saute 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Add whole wheat orzo to skillet and stir to coat. Saute about one minute. Stir in tomatoes, Italian Seasoning and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in Parmesan cheese.
  • Season salmon with salt and pepper. Nestle salmon pieces into orzo. Cover skillet and simmer 8-10 minutes or until salmon is cooked through and pasta is al dente.
  • Remove lid from skillet and simmer to reduce broth is there is extra.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.


Calories: 740kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 1984mg | Potassium: 1312mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 520IU | Vitamin C: 27.1mg | Calcium: 427mg | Iron: 4.4mg