Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tortellini Primavera

I recently made this yummy dish for my family. By making a few simple changes to the basic recipe, I made a healthier version for my family. Even my kids enjoyed it!

(1) 19 oz. package frozen cheese tortellini
1/2 lb. sliced fresh mushrooms
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 TBS olive oil
2/3 c. 1% milk
1 package low-fat cram cheese, cubed
1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 TBS Italian seasoning
1 large tomato, chopped
1/3 c shredded Parmesan cheese

  1. cook the tortellini according to the package directions.
  2. While the tortellini are cooking, heat the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet. Saute the mushrooms, onion and garlic until tender. Stir in the milk; heat through. Stir in cubed cream cheese until well blended. Add the spinach and Italian seasoning; heat through.
  3. Drain the tortellini. Add to sauce mixture and toss well to coat. Add chopped tomatoes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.

341 calories for every 1.25 cup serving.

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