Italian meatballs with orzo
- Preparation and cooking time
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- Serves 4
Add a twist to classic spaghetti and meatballs with garlicky tomato sauce by using orzo pasta - ready in 30 minutes
- STEP 1
Chop half the basil leaves and reserve the rest for serving. Mix the chopped basil with the mince, garlic and oregano. Season and roll into 20-24 meatballs.
- STEP 2
Heat the oil in a frying pan over a fairly high heat and brown the meatballs all over for 5-6 mins. Stir in the passata and bring to the boil. Turn down to a simmer and cook for another 10 mins.
- STEP 3
Bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the orzo following pack instructions. Once cooked, drain and spoon onto a serving platter or individual plates. Top with the meatballs, then shave over the Parmesan and scatter with the reserved basil leaves.