Meatballs & Orzo

READY IN: 23mins
Recipe by Eyemadreamer

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.

Top Tweak by Gary in AZ

Well, first I read the reviews and found a few with "good, but needs flavor". So, with that in mind, I started with the trinity, not just onion. (2 parts onion, 1 part celery, 1 part bell pepper) I also used the celery leaf :) Next, after sweating the trinity, added cajun spice (~tbsp), and smoked paprika, (1/2 tbsp). 32 oz of beef stock, and a can of fire roasted tomato /w garlic. Salt and pepper to taste. Also added fresh basil and thyme from the herb garden, and whole wheat Orzo. It's tasty I'll tell ya whut! Might even add a dollop of sour cream to it and toss some fresh parsley on it. Definitely a keeper recipe.

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.

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