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Roasted Broccoli & Sweet Potato Orzo Pasta

  • Author: Fork in the Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


Roasted Broccoli and Sweet Potato Orzo Pasta – caramelized roasted veggies mixed with orzo pasta, a light buttery sauce, and sweet dates. An excellent balance of healthy and indulgent; perfect for lunch or dinner!



  • 1 large head of broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 large sweet potato, diced into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Red Pepper Flake, to taste (~1/8 teaspoon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary, chopped
  • 1/3 cup white wine or vegetable stock
  • 6 dates, (approx. 1/4 cup), chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil + additional for roasting veggies
  • 8 oz. orzo pasta


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F and line a large baking sheet with broccoli and sweet potatoes; drizzle with olive oil until coated; salt and pepper. Roast for 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway between.
  2. Meanwhile, cook orzo according to package directions.
  3. In a skillet heat butter and olive oil. Add onion, garlic, and red pepper flake. Cook for 1-2 minutes; add thyme and rosemary. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes; slowly pour in wine/stock while stirring to deglaze pan. Reduce for another 1-2 minutes. Add dates and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Toss orzo, roasted vegetables, and sauce together. Serve immediately.

  • Category: Dinner
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