With frozen tortellini and a can of tomatoes on hand, you can have this quick pasta dinner ready in no time. Serve with a Caesar salad and breadsticks.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1999


Recipe Summary

35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Put a large pot of salted water on to boil.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

317 calories; protein 8.8g 18% DV; carbohydrates 48g 16% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 3.5g 14% DV; sugars 6g; fat 8.8g 14% DV; saturated fat 4.2g 21% DV; cholesterol 44.8mg 15% DV; vitamin a iu 311.1IU 6% DV; vitamin c 3.3mg 5% DV; folate 9.2mcg 2% DV; calcium 185mg 19% DV; iron 1.4mg 8% DV; magnesium 23.5mg 8% DV; potassium 142.4mg 4% DV; sodium 359.5mg 14% DV; thiaminmg 2% DV.

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awesome recipe quick easy and delicious This recipe is perfect for a simple quick and delicious dinner with only a few ingredients...I will be making this again Pros: easy to prepare done fast low fat!! Cons: none that I came across Read More