Lemony Shrimp-and-Orzo Skillet


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Lemony Shrimp-and-Orzo Skillet

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This Lemony Shrimp-and-Orzo Skillet makes a deliciously easy weeknight dinner! Prepare in one pan in just 30 minutes.

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 4
2 tbsp. Hy-Vee salted butter, divided
2 tbsp. Gustare Vita olive oil, divided
1 small yellow summer squash, halved and sliced (about 2 cups)
1 lemon, thinly sliced, for garnish
1 shallot, minced
3 clove(s) garlic, minced
1 ¼ c. Hy-Vee orzo, dry
¼ c. Gustare Vita white wine vinegar
3 c. low-sodium vegetable broth
1 lbs. Fish Market 100% natural cooked shrimp, (26-30 ct.), tails removed
3 c. Full Circle Market organic baby spinach, tightly packed
½ c. kosher salt
½ tsp. Hy-Vee black pepper, coarsely ground
2 tsp. lemon zest
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Fresh dill, for garnish

Things To Grab

  • Large skillet
  • Meat thermometer


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add summer squash; cook over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown and crisp-tender. Remove from skillet; set aside. For garnish, add lemon slices to skillet; sear 1 minute or until lightly charred on both sides; remove from skillet and set aside.

  2. Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil to skillet; reducing heat to medium-low. Add shallot and garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until softened, stirring occasionally. 

  3. Add uncooked orzo to shallot mixture; stir to coat. Stir in vinegar; cook and stir until liquid is absorbed. Add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; gently simmer, uncovered, 10 to 12 minutes or until orzo is al dente and most of the liquid is absorbed.

  4. Pat shrimp dry with paper towels. Add shrimp, spinach, salt, and pepper; stir to combine. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until shrimp reach 145 degrees and spinach is wilted, stirring often. Add squash; stir in lemon zest and juice. Remove from heat. Garnish with charred lemon slices and fresh dill, if desired.

Nutrition facts


420 Calories per serving
1-1/3 cup

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 14g
  • Cholesterol: 155mg
  • Sodium: 820mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 48g
  • Protein: 21g

Daily Values

Iron 15%
Calcium 10%
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 10%