|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 1 casserole (6 to 8 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 11g||15%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||23%|
|Total Carbohydrate 63g||23%|
|Dietary Fiber 13g||47%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
If you are looking for a super easy casserole you can make in minutes and use to feed a crowd, this is it. Pesto meatballs and orzo is a combination of three delicious foods: pesto, meatballs, and orzo pasta.
Serve it with some toasted garlic bread and a nice green salad tossed with sliced mushrooms and little grape tomatoes for a complete and easy meal. You can add other ingredients to this recipe, like cooked onions or some chopped bell peppers if you'd like.
- 1 (16-ounce) package orzo pasta
- 1 (16-ounce) package frozen precooked meatballs (thawed, or baked easy meatballs)
- 1-1/2 cups baby frozen peas
- 1 (16-ounce) jar Alfredo sauce
- 1 (6 to 7-ounce) container basil pesto
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup milk
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray a 2-1/2 quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the orzo and cook until almost al dente, about 1 minute less cooking time than the package suggests. Place the peas in a colander and drain the pasta over the peas; return all to pot.
Add the meatballs, Alfredo sauce, pesto, and sour cream to the pasta and peas in the pot and mix gently.
Pour the milk into Alfredo sauce jar, close the lid, and shake; add that to the pasta mixture and stir. (By doing this you can get more of the Alfredo sauce out of the jar.)
Pour the entire mixture into the prepared 2-1/2 quart casserole dish and top with Parmesan cheese. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until casserole is bubbly and top begins to brown.