Tortellini Primavera

52 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine March/April 2010

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.

Ingredients 5 servings

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  • 1 14-ounce can vegetable broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded fontina cheese or 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon, dill or chives or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups chopped vegetables, such as broccoli, carrots and snap peas, or 16-ounce bag frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 16-ounce package frozen cheese tortellini

Preparation

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  1. Put a large pot of water on to boil.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 information

  • Serving size: about 1 1/4 cups
  • Per serving: 426 calories; 15 g fat(8 g sat); 5 g fiber; 55 g carbohydrates; 15 g protein; 53 mcg folate; 68 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 6369 IU vitamin A; 23 mg vitamin C; 300 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 609 mg sodium; 342 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (135% daily value), Calcium & Vitamin C (30% dv),
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 4
  • Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 1/2 vegetable, 1 high-fat meat, 2 fat

Reviews 52

June 28, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
A great springboard for your own creativity Added this to my recipe file with notes of what I did this time and what I'd like to do next time. Used two packages of tortellini--hubby wanted more sauce but nobody else complained. I stir-fried my fresh veggies (whites of green onions, carrots, zucchini and yellow squash) instead of boiling frozen, used lots of Mrs. Dash, oregano, thyme and fresh ground pepper. Didn't have any Fontina so used Parmesan and Havarti--possibly more than the recipe recommends. Served with chicken and sourdough toast and it was yummy! Next time, I might try making 1.5x more sauce. Loved the Havarti but might try Fontina. Otherwise, I was quite happy with our meal. Pros: NULL Cons: NULL
June 10, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Good, but adjustments I made this for dinner last night, but I needed to make a bunch of adjustments to make it yellow. First of all, I used whole wheat tortellini with spinach inside. The whole wheat is yellow, and less cheese means less reds. I also used light cheese because that is a yellow instead of full fat red cheese. My family still loved it, and I would recommend it. I used the color classification system at www.kurbo.com to make my adjustments Pros: NULL Cons: NULL
January 10, 2014
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By: sandy.lojacono
Quick, Easy & Healthy! I prepared this dish from start to finish in less than 20 minutes and it tasted great! Will definitely make this one again! Pros: NULL Cons: NULL
November 04, 2013
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By: hollygibson52
Simple and yummy Very yummy and simple dish. I added cauliflower to our dish. I also added a bit more fontina cheese & dill. Highly recommend! Pros: Easy shopping list & fast to cook Cons: NULL
October 21, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
The kids actually ate it! Delicious! The kids ate it and asked for seconds - that NEVER happens at my house!! Pros: Yum! Cons: Chopping/grating
July 31, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
A decent healthy go-to dish I wasn't wowed by this dish, but I think it's a good recipe because it's healthy and you can keep all the ingredients on hand for when you aren't sure what to make for dinner. Pros: NULL Cons: NULL
March 20, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
I didn't even attempt making this because of the whopping 15 grams of fat per serving. Be careful Pros: NULL Cons: NULL
March 19, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
We make this at least twice a month my two children are always happy when they hear that this is on the menu. I try to always keep the ingredients on hand for a go-to meal. I substitute gruyere since I cannot find fontina, and use fresh broccoli, carrots and grape tomatoes Pros: Quick to make, healthy, TASTY Cons: Can't find fontina cheese
March 18, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Decent Dish A nice tasty dish. Will make again. Pros: Easy Cons: Reheating was difficult