Meatballs with Orzo

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Real Food Kids Will Love: Over 100 simple and delicious recipes for toddlers and up

By Annabel Karmel

Published 2018

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It’s important to keep mealtimes interesting for children and orzo is a great alternative to pasta. This dish is pure comfort in a bowl and full of goodness – it’s the ultimate failsafe family pleaser.


  • 50 g/2 oz white bread, crusts removed
  • 4 tbsp milk


To make the meatballs, put the bread and milk in a bowl and leave to soak for 5 minutes, then mash with a fork. Put the soaked bread in a food processor with the remaining meatball ingredients (except the pasta and oil) and blitz until finely chopped. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and shape it into 24 balls.

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