Us healthy eaters care about nutrition but we also want foods that taste good. This creamy tortellini and vegetable pasta dish incorporates healthy ingredients, such as fresh vegetables and whole grains. It’s a great dinner meal and only takes about 25 minutes to make! People tend to think that pasta means carbs and that’s an automatic no-no for healthy eating. Well, that just isn’t true, and this recipe will show you why. The dish is sure to please your family and any guests you hope to entertain. Bon appétit!
- 1 14ounce of canned vegetable broth
- 2 tablespoons of flour (all-purpose)
- 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
- 3 cloves of garlic (sliced)
- 1 cup of shredded fontina cheese
- 1 tablespoon of chopped tarragon (fresh)
- 4 cups of vegetables (chopped), such as carrots, broccoli and snap peas
- 1 16ounce package of cheese tortellini (frozen)
- Boil a large pot of water.
- Whisk the broth and flour in a small bowl. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring it until it begins to brown (should be about one to two minutes). Add the broth mix to the pan and bring it to a boil and cook, stirring it occasionally, until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon (should be about 3 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in the cheese, tarragon and salt.
- Add the vegetables and tortellini to the boiling water. Return the water to a simmer and cook until the tortellini and veggies are tender, (should be about three to five minutes. Drain it and add it to the pan with the sauce and stir to coat.
Per serving: 424 calories; 15 grams of fat 8 grams of sat, 4 grams of mono); 68 mg of cholesterol; 55 grams of carbohydrates; 0 grams of added sugars; 14 grams of protein; 5 grams of fiber; 566 mg of odium; 321 mg of potassium.
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