This creamy tortellini and vegetable pasta is a real crowd pleaser. To make it even quicker, use frozen chopped vegetables instead of fresh. Serve with: A green salad and whole-grain baguette.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2010
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Put a large pot of water on to boil.

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  • Meanwhile, whisk broth and flour in a small bowl. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until just beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the broth mixture to the pan, bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in cheese, tarragon (or dill or chives) and salt.

  • Add vegetables and tortellini to the boiling water; return the water to a simmer and cook until the vegetables and tortellini are tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain; add to the pan with the sauce and stir to coat.

Nutrition Facts

426 calories; protein 14.7g 29% DV; carbohydrates 55.3g 18% DV; dietary fiber 5.4g 22% DV; sugars 5.1g; fat 15.3g 24% DV; saturated fat 7.8g 39% DV; cholesterol 68.3mg 23% DV; vitamin a iu 6368.6IU 127% DV; vitamin c 23.3mg 39% DV; folate 52.6mcg 13% DV; calcium 299.7mg 30% DV; iron 2.5mg 14% DV; magnesium 38.9mg 14% DV; potassium 342.1mg 10% DV; sodium 608.5mg 24% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 9% DV.

Reviews (57)

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57 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made this twice now. The first time with fresh tarragon and the second time with fresh dill. I liked it but it wasn't a hit with the family. My 6 year old actually said it was too cheesy. And my hubby wouldn't even try it the second time. Oh well - I thought it was good but won't keep it if the family won't eat it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Overall a good recipe but I found the sauce a little bland. If I make it again I might add some sun dried tomatoes or tomato paste to the sauce for a little zip. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Great Simple Recipe! This is a wonderful way to make tortellini. I used a nice frozen veggie mix and only cooked for a few mins to ensure they remained crunchy. I used parmesan cheese and I think all the flavors blended very well. This is a very tasty meal that is not time-consuming! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2013
Yum We used more veggies than recipe called for Pros: Would not change a thing my husband was very happy he said put this on our menu Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I cooked everything in one big pot of low-sodium chicken stock adding carrots first then a pound of asparagus cut into 1-inch pieces then a pound of broccoli then some frozen italian pole beans zucchini & yellow squash and tortellini. I also tossed in about 1/2 tsp. minced roasted garlic from a jar. When everything was cooked I removed about 2 cups of stock & mixed 1/2 cup with cornstarch & poured it back in to thicken. It. Was. Phenomenal. I was very careful to have just enough liquid to cover but still had that extra 1 1/2 cups left over. Worked out fine- we had a FANTASTIC meal and the dogs had a cup & a half of chicken stock in their food- everyone's happy! SO easy SO good that my husband said he didn't miss the meat AT ALL- itself a rarity! Highly recommended. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I used this recipe tonight for my wife and I. It was the first time I've ever cooked a real dish for her/us:-). I've done simple French Toast and such in the past. But I decided to do something different tonight. I just used broccoli rather than mixed vegetables and the rest was practically the same as provided. We both LOVED it. Great recipe!:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Had to make this when I saw it in the magazine we had everything on hand! Used cauliflower instead of snap peas. Absolutely delicious this one is a keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2017
Excellent recipe! Hearty and full of flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
totally amazing! I get every single dinner recipe I make off this website and this one has to be one of if not the easiest and quickest meals I've made so far. No it's not really meatless (but I'm not really a vegetarian) but this recipe turns out so delicious and so satisfying and it's a great way to get a whole lot of veggies. I like to choose different variations of frozen veggies to mix it up. I recommend using grated parmesan not shredded to avoid clumps of cheese. Pros: fast easy tasty! Read More