Monday, October 31, 2011
Greek Meatballs with Lemon Orzo
This is one of my favorite meals and it combines two of my LOVE"S, Greek
food and pasta. The meatballs are so light and fluffy. This will be one of your
favorite go to meals. I wish I had a more right now!! Serve with a greek salad.
Greek Meatballs With Lemon Orzo
1 box orzo
1/3 cup plain breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning
1 pound ground turkey
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoons fresh parsley
2 large egg whites
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 jar good quality marinara sauce
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1) Combine breadcrumbs and next 7 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add egg
whites stirring mixture until just combined. Shape into 12-14 (1 inch ) meatballs.
Cover and chill meatballs for 5 min.
2)Start Cooking pasta according to directions while you are cooking the meatballs.
Drain pasta when cooked...Add lemon, butter and parmesan.
3) Heat oil in skillet over med-high heat. Add meatballs to pan and cook..browning
all over. Add the marinara sauce and cook until done.
4) Spoon marinara and meatballs over the pasta and sprinkle the feta cheese and