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Greek Pasta With Meatballs

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“Recipe is from Cooking Light Magazine, Nov. 2009. Unlike traditional spaghetti, this recipe uses orzo pasta , ground lamb and feta cheese.”
READY IN:
38mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cook orzo pasta according to package directions; drain. Keep warm.
  3. Combine breacrumbs and next 6 ingredients (through garlic) in a medium bowl; stir in 1 1/2 tablespoons parsley. Add egg whites, stirring mixture until just combined. Shape mixture into 12 (1-inch) meatballs; cover and chill meatballs 5 minutes.
  4. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add meatballs to pan; cook 8 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Drain well; wipe pan clean with paper towels. Return meatballs to pan. Spoon marinara sauce over meatballs; sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 11 minutes or until meatballs are done. Sprinkle with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons parsley. Serve over orzo.

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