Parsnip Sausage Orzo with Whipped Ricotta Recipe

If you’re looking for a comforting and satisfying dinner recipe, look no further than Parsnip Sausage Orzo with Whipped Ricotta. This dish combines tender parsnips, savory sausage, and creamy whipped ricotta with a bed of orzo pasta, creating a balanced and flavorful meal that is sure to impress. Whether you’re cooking for a special occasion or a weeknight dinner, this recipe is perfect.

Parsnip Sausage Orzo with Whipped Ricotta: A Cozy Dinner Recipe

Recipe by ChrisCourse: Uncategorized


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  • 1 lb Italian sausage

  • 1 large parsnip, peeled and diced

  • 1 cup orzo pasta

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  • Add the sausage and cook until browned and crispy, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove the sausage from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the diced parsnips to the same pan and cook until softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook the orzo pasta in a pot of boiling water according to the package instructions.
  • Whisk together the ricotta cheese, heavy cream, garlic, salt, and pepper until smooth and creamy.
  • Drain the orzo and divide it evenly between four plates.
  • Top the orzo with the cooked sausage and parsnips.
  • Spoon the whipped ricotta over the top of the sausage and parsnips.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately.


  • This Parsnip Sausage Orzo with Whipped Ricotta recipe is sure to become a new favorite in your dinner rotation. It is flavorful, hearty, and easy to prepare, making it the perfect choice for any night of the week. Whether you’re cooking for your family, friends, or just yourself, this recipe is sure to be a hit. So why wait? Give it a try today and see for yourself!

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories572
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 39g 60%
    • Saturated Fat 11g 56%
  • Cholesterol 94mg 32%
  • Sodium 1030mg 43%
  • Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
    • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    • Sugars 4g
  • Protein 26g 52%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.