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Tomato basil tortellini

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: approximately 12–13 minutes

Tomato basil tortellini

1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
1 can (14.5 ounces) no-salt-added crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup fresh basil (or 1 teaspoon dried basil), more or less to taste
1/4 cup finely shredded, part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, more or less to taste

Cook tortellini according to package directions and drain well. Meanwhile, heat tomatoes. Place tortellini in a microwave-safe serving dish. Top evenly with tomatoes. Sprinkle with basil, cheese, and crushed red pepper flakes. Microwave for 45–60 seconds on high, or until cheese melts.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:
  Calories: 238
  Carbohydrate: 35 g
  Protein: 11 g
  Fat: 6 g
  Saturated fat: 3 g
  Sodium: 298 mg
  Fiber: 3 g
Exchanges per serving: 2 starch, 1 nonstarchy vegetable, 1 medium-fat meat
Carbohydrate choices: 2 1/2




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