Parmesan Orzo and Meatballs

Parmesan Orzo and Meatballs

Skillet dinner in just 30 minutes? Try this hearty one that gets a jump start from frozen meatballs.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

1 1/2
cups frozen bell pepper and onion stir-fry (from 1-lb bag)
2
tablespoons Italian dressing
1 3/4
cups Progresso® beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
cup uncooked orzo or rosamarina pasta (6 oz)
16
frozen cooked Italian-style meatballs (from 16-oz bag)
1
large tomato, chopped (1 cup)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  1. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook stir-fry vegetables and dressing over medium-high heat 2 minutes. Stir in broth; heat to boiling. Stir in pasta and meatballs. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in tomato. Cover; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until most of the liquid has been absorbed and pasta is tender. Stir in parsley. Sprinkle with cheese.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Variation
Our Easy Meatball recipe would be a delicious variation.
Did You Know?
Orzo is a rice-shaped pasta that cooks fairly quickly. It's a great pasta to serve to kids because it is easier to eat than long spaghetti.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 500
    • (Calories from Fat 190),
  • Total Fat 21g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 125mg;
  • Sodium 1240mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 45g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 32g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.