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Tortellini with Tomato-Basil Sauce


From EatingWell:  March/April 1999

Serve with a low-fat Caesar salad and breadsticks

4 servings, about 1 cup each | Active Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes



  1. Put a large pot of salted water on to boil.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until well browned, about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes and their juice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce is slightly thickened, 5 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Meanwhile, cook tortellini until al dente, about 5 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Toss with tomato sauce and basil. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve immediately, passing the Parmesan.


Per serving : 317 Calories; 9 g Fat; 4 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 45 mg Cholesterol; 48 g Carbohydrates; 9 g Protein; 4 g Fiber; 273 mg Sodium; 79 mg Potassium

3 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1 fat