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 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

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.

Expert Tips

Our Easy Meatball recipe would be a delicious variation.

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
(
Calories from Fat
190),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
125mg
125%;
Sodium
1240mg
1240%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
25%;
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.