Tortellini with Tomato-Basil Sauce

Tortellini with Tomato-Basil Sauce

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From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1999

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.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 14-ounce can whole tomatoes, coarsely chopped, juice reserved
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 12 ounces frozen cheese tortellini
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


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  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.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 317 calories; 9 g fat(4 g sat); 4 g fiber; 48 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 9 mcg folate; 45 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 311 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 185 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 359 mg sodium; 142 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 2½ starch, 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1 fat

Reviews 1

August 03, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
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
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