We are big fans of orzo. We are big fans of pasta bake. I figured putting them together would mean I’d have an automatic hit on my hands. Unfortunately, it didn’t really work out that way.
To be fair, the family was divided: the adults liked it, the boys were ambivalent about it.
While it wasn’t at all like the baked ziti we love– there wasn’t enough tomato sauce– I still thought the unusual addition of aubergine, carrots and celery made it interesting.
The boys on the other hand, we’re willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. The verdict from both of them was “Meh.”
Would I make it again? Unlikely, given the mixed reception.