Asparagus & meatball orzo

Asparagus & meatball orzo

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(10 ratings)

Cook: 28 mins


Serves 4

This springtime pasta dish requires just four ingredients. The perfect, fuss-free feast with a creamy sauce and pork meatballs that's bound to be a hit

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal634
  • fat35g
  • saturates19g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre6g
  • protein40g
  • salt1.1g
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  • pack of 12 pork meatballs
  • 500g pack orzo pasta
  • large bunch of asparagus, sliced in half lengthways



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  • 200g tub crème fraîche


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Put the meatballs on a tray lined with foil, season and cook for 20 mins until cooked through. Meanwhile, bring a pan of salted water to the boil, add the orzo and cook for 4 mins, then add the asparagus and simmer for 4 mins more. Drain, then tip back into the pan along with the meatballs and crème fraîche, mix and season well.

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2nd Jul, 2017
It's alright, quick and easy that's for sure. In retrospect, I'd recommend frying the meatballs and cooking the asparagus separately from the orzo as the asparagus came out tasting of pasta starch.
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