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Parmesan Orzo and Meatballs

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Skillet dinner in just 30 minutes? Try this hearty one that gets a jump start from frozen meatballs.

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

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.
  • 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

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
33%
Saturated Fat
7g
37%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
125mg
42%
Sodium
1240mg
52%
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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