Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins

This is one of the very first dishes I made when I first got married and it is one of our top favorite dishes. It is a comfort food for me. It's not a soup dish, it's thicker than soup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, saute onions in olive oil until tender.
  2. Add beef broth, bring to a boil.
  3. Stir in orzo, meatballs and tomatoes, return to a boil.
  4. Cover & reduce to medium heat. Simmer for about 8 minutes.
  5. Serve in bowls, sprinkle grated parmesan cheese ontop if desired.


Most Helpful

I followed the recipe exactly except that I used homemade meatballs and 2 cans of beef broth. The beef broth was absorbed so it was more like pasta and meatballs with sauce but since I don't like soup, that was fine with me. My hubby and son loved it and had 2 bowls. I thought it was alright. the meatballs were the best part. Still, since they liked it so much, it will go into my usual rotation.

buffyfan#1 June 07, 2012

I made this as posted with the exception of adding more beef broth, I used 3 cups. Wonderful easy meal. Great comfort food. Thanks! Yummy :>)

Papa D 1946-2012 September 16, 2011

This is definitley like a stew. I added garlic but think it needs more flavoring. You definitely need more beef broth. I added about 2 cups more, Homemade meatballs would be the best but frozen to make a quck dish.

Ck2plz December 04, 2010

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