Cooking With Miranda - Fun School Lunches

By Miranda Church on September 26, 2011

Bored of eating sandwiches at school every day? Then here are some amazingly tasty pasta lunches to add some variety to your meals. And, just like my other recipes they are not only easy to make, but very delicious and of course, nutritious.

Orzo With Mascarpone Cheese


1 cup Orzo or Wheat Macaroni Pasta cooked according to package directions
3 tablespoons Mascarpone cheese

Putting it All Together

Drain the cooked pasta and mix in the Mascarpone cheese until it melts. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste and then eat as is, or let your creative juices flow, by adding any vegetables or proteins of your choice. Here are some suggestions:

Southwest Orzo

If you like your pasta with a little kick, add 1/3 cup of your favorite salsa and 1/2 cup canned corn and mix it all in.

Lemon Orzo

grate the skin from one lemon and mix in for a yummy lemony cheesy treat.

Pesto Orzo

Mix in 2 -3 tablespoons of store-bought basil pesto and some halved cherry tomatoes.

The lunch can be prepared the night before - Simply heat it up in the morning, transfer it to your thermos and enjoy at school - Maybe you can even pack some for your parents. They sure will appreciate it. Bon Appetite!

Resources: Miranda, Lisa & Dean Church

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  • thomas_girl101
    thomas_girl101Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 11:41 am
    • RockStar45Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 10:45 am
      • thythy
        thythyMonday, May 19, 2014 at 8:17 am
        When I see food(s), I always want it or get hungry!
        • safiya
          safiyaThursday, April 17, 2014 at 1:33 am
          • rainbowunicorn
            rainbowunicornSaturday, March 29, 2014 at 12:01 pm
            I want the lemon zest one
            • headream100
              headream100Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 8:05 pm
              I love cheese and I'm making that thing right now
              • gloriastar
                gloriastarWednesday, January 22, 2014 at 7:34 pm
                • brookelol
                  brookelolWednesday, January 22, 2014 at 5:09 pm
                  thatz really cool!
                  • brownie_forever
                    brownie_foreverWednesday, January 22, 2014 at 4:17 pm
                    Oh My Gosh it's SO GOOD!
                    • awesome3000
                      awesome3000Friday, December 20, 2013 at 12:55 pm
                      sooooo yummy!

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