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Parmesan Orzo and Meatballs

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Parmesan Orzo and Meatballs
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Skillet dinner in just 30 minutes? Try this hearty dish that gets a jump start from frozen meatballs. Save money on groceries and use Freezer-Friendly Turkey Meatballs in place of store-bought frozen ones!
Updated Feb 13, 2015

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
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Our Easy Meatball recipe would be a delicious variation.
  • tip 2
    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

500 Calories, 21g Total Fat, 32g Protein, 45g Total Carbohydrate, 7g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
Calories from Fat
190
Total Fat
21g
33%
Saturated Fat
7g
37%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
125mg
42%
Sodium
1240mg
52%
Potassium
660mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
45g
15%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
7g
Protein
32g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
25%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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