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Avocado Bacon Orzo Recipe

Avocado Bacon Orzo

Avocado Bacon Orzo is a simple yet delicious meal that is ready in 20 minutes. Creamy avocado, salty bacon, and orzo pasta make a perfect trio.

Hey my friend, this Avocado Bacon Orzo is not just another pasta dish. The creamy avocado perfectly balancing the salty bacon, and the orzo pasta adds a healthy base.

It’s a quick and easy recipe that’s perfect for a weeknight dinner or a casual lunch with friends.

Let me show you how to make this dish that’s sure to become a family favorite.

Utensils You Need

Here’s what you’ll need to get this dish on the table:

  1. Large pot
  2. Skillet
  3. Colander
  4. Large bowl
Avocado Bacon Orzo

Avocado Bacon Orzo

This creamy avocado, salty bacon, and orzo pasta creates a quick and easy meal.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 450 kcal


  • 12 ounces orzo pasta
  • 4 strips bacon, chopped
  • 2 ripe avocados, diced
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook the orzo according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • While the orzo is cooking, cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crispy. Remove the bacon from the skillet and set aside, reserving some of the bacon grease.
  • In the same skillet with the bacon grease, saute the red onion until softened.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cooked orzo, crispy bacon, diced avocado, sauteed red onion, and chopped parsley.
  • Drizzle the lemon juice over the salad and season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss gently to combine.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.


For a richer flavor, you can use the bacon grease to saute the red onion.
If you prefer a creamier texture, you can add a tablespoon of mayonnaise or plain yogurt to the salad.
For a vegetarian option, simply omit the bacon.
Keyword avocado, bacon, easy recipe, orzo, Pasta, quick meal

Alternative Ingredients

If you do not have the Ingredients I listed above, do not worry. You can swap them out for the alternatives below.

BaconPancetta, ham, or cooked chicken
Red onionGreen onion or shallot
ParsleyCilantro or basil
Lemon juiceLime juice or red wine vinegar

What to Serve with Avocado Bacon Orzo

This dish pairs well with a simple green salad or roasted vegetables. For a heartier meal, you can serve it alongside grilled chicken or fish.

Frequently Asked Questions##

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Yes, you can cook the orzo and bacon ahead of time. However, it’s best to add the avocado and dressing just before serving to prevent it from turning brown.

Can I use a different type of pasta?

Yes, you can use any small pasta shape, such as ditalini or mini shells.

Can I make this dish vegetarian?

Absolutely! Simply omit the bacon for a delicious vegetarian version.

Can I add other ingredients to this dish?

Feel free to get creative! You can add other vegetables like cherry tomatoes, corn, or peas. You could also add crumbled feta cheese or a sprinkle of parmesan cheese for extra flavor.

How do I store leftovers?

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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