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Orzo Bolognese (Gluten-free)

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/ 4 tsp pepper to taste (omit pepper for AIP)
  • 2 cups tomato sauce (sub nomato sauce for AIP, see notes)
  • 2 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped


  1. Using a large, deep pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Saute the onion and garlic until the onion is lightly translucent. Add the carrot and celery and saute for 2-3 minutes to lightly soften.
  2. Add the ground beef, season with salt and pepper and crumble until browned.
  3. Pour in the sauce, broth, orzo, oregano, and basil. Stir to combine and bring to a low boil. Reduce to a medium-low simmer and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Stir often to prevent the orzo from sticking.
  4. Once cooked, remove from the heat and serve topped with chopped parsley and salt and pepper to taste.


Nomato sauce will work for this dish, though it will make a much less red sauce in color.

All nutrition facts are estimated and will vary.

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Stove Top


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 321
  • Fat: 7.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.1g
  • Fiber: 4.4g
  • Protein: 31.8g

Keywords: bolognese, orzo bologense