Asparagus & meatball orzo

Asparagus & meatball orzo

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Cook: 28 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  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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