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15 minute creamy meatball orzo for when you're hungry af

Now since its December I start to crave lots of soup and creamy things, you know the good stuff. Recently, I came home absolutely freaking starving craving something creamy. I dropped all the things off and ran into the kitchen to see what we had. We had nothing. Great. Hungry Alex is about to get violent.

I checked the freezer and there they were. Some meatballs that I made months ago for times like these. I grabbed them, put them in a pot with some sauce and start cooking them. Next, I had to get the pasta on the cooker but eff waiting for two pots to boil, right? One is hard enough so I throw the orzo with the meatballs and count down the minutes. Added some some good ole nooch and a drizzle of heavy cream at the end and dinner is served. Lives are saved and I become normal Alex again. 

I always have frozen meatballs on hand. It started because my family get hungry and impatient so whenever we are out of frozen meatballs we make more the same day. But if you don't have frozen meatballs trader joes has some really good ones that I actually had some for dinner today. 

15 Minute Creamy Orzo with Meatballs 

Serves 2 - 3 


1 cup of orzo pasta

1 1/2 cups of water 

1 1/2 cup of tomato sauce 

1 teaspoon of garlic powder 

1 teaspoon of onion powder 

6 frozen meatballs 

3 tablespoons of nutritional yeast

1/4 cup of heavy cream 

dried basil and nutritional yeast for topping


In a medium sized pot put in the orzo, water, tomato sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, and meatballs in. Give it a good stir to mix all the ingredients together. 

Turn the flame on to a medium and let it cook for 15 minutes being sure to give it a stir every now and then. 

Once the 15 minutes are up, stir in the heavy cream and nutritional yeast.

Top with some basil and nutritional yeast because it's totally delicious. Serve immediately but no worries, its really good cold too!

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Cusinart: It was a birthday present I got that I use all the time to make doughs, smoothies, sauces, & during the holiday it has a permenant place on my counter 
Cast Iron: Comes pre seasoned, ready to use after a quick wash and makes some great eggs in the morning! Along with searing meats, toasting bread, & you can't forget corn bread!
Kitchen Aid: Literally a bakers best friend. It comes with a glass bowl so taking photos is a blast. Its really an investment but one worth making!

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