Tortellini with Tomato-Basil Sauce

Tortellini with Tomato-Basil Sauce

Serve with a low-fat Caesar salad and breadsticks

Nutirion Profile: Healthy Weight Heart Healthy Low Calorie Low Cholesterol Low Sat Fat Low Sodium

Serves Prep Time Total Time
4 35 min 35 min



  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 14-ounce c whole tomatoes, coarsely chopped, juice reserved
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 12 ounces frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Instruction

Step 1

Put a large pot of salted water on to boil.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until well browned, about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes and their juice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce is slightly thickened, 5 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Meanwhile, cook tortellini until al dente, about 5 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Toss with tomato sauce and basil. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve immediately, passing the Parmesan.


  • Serving: Per serving
  • Calories: 317
  • Carbohydrates: 48g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 45mg
  • Potassium: 79mg
  • Sodium: 273mg
  • Exchanges: 2 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1 fat
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3