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 lemon
           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
           extra parsley.
         
         
     

26 comments:

  1. I can always count on your posts to make my mouth water :) YUM!!

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  2. mmm feta. So good. Maybe the best cheese ever?

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  3. Oh my gosh! That look delish!! I like how you used turkey too. I've been trying to eat a bit healthier, so ground turkey definitely fits the bill! :)

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  4. yum! i am printing this right now to make tonight... :)

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  5. This looks so good! I haven't tried orzo before, but I want to try it in the near future. And feta cheese is totally my weakness. I love it!

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  6. This sounds so fantastic. I love love love orzo. And I'm half Greek, so I really should be making Greek food once in awhile :) Definitely bookmarking this one. Happy Halloween, Val!

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  7. I love greek food....I will find any reason to put put feta on EVERYTHING!! I'm such a FETA junkie.

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  8. Looks yummy! The turkey is a great alternative to using beef mince all the time! Have a lovely Halloween:)
    ~Anne

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  9. oh heavens. i love all things greek and pasta - a winner for sure. happy halloween!!

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  10. Mmm I think I can get on board with this! Thanks for another awesome recipe!

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  11. Yummy, we eat meatballs but I have never tried Greek ones, thanks for the idea!

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  12. looks great! Been meaning to try lemon orzo.

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  13. This looks yummy.. Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower too! I am also an ex-Southern California girl.

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  14. Feta!! I love ANYTHING with feta... Looks great!

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  15. All my favorite things! YUM- have to try this soon!

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  16. Val! This one is a goodie! Perfect for a Friday night with a bottle of wine! Thanks!
    ~Lynne
    [w/L]

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  17. MMM! I could go for this right now at 9:10 pm :) YUM!

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  18. Oooooo this looks so yummy...I love Greek food too. I must give it a try.

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  19. You know I am obsessed with any and all Greek Food. My mouth is watering! I can't wait to make this!

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  20. Love Greek food but often cook it- this looks fantastic! In your words- I AM ALL OVER THIS! LOL!

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  21. YUM! Bookmarking this for future use!!

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  22. What a beautiful meal, Val! This looks delicious!

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  23. mmm I love meatballs...and the fact that theres lemon in the mix!

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  24. Made this recipe last night and it was AWESOME! Posting on my blog tomorrow. :)

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