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Easy Meatball Orzo Casserole

  • Author: Laura
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (16 oz) box orzo pasta
  • 1 (26 oz.) bag frozen meatballs
  • 3 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 (16 oz) jar Alfredo sauce
  • 1/2 to 1 (6 oz) container refrigerated basil pesto
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring chicken broth to a boil. Add orzo and cook for 8 minutes (orzo will finish cooking in the oven).
  3. Transfer orzo and broth mixture to a large mixing bowl and stir in meatballs, spinach, Alfredo sauce, pesto and salt and pepper, to taste. Add the mixture to the prepared baking dish.
  4. Top with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until bubbly and cheese has melted on top. Serves 6-8.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian
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