Minestrone Tortellini

A delicious Italian dinner for four can be on your dinner table in 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
package (9 oz) refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
medium zucchini, cut lengthwise in half, then cut into 1/4-inch slices (1 1/2 cups)
1/2
cup coarsely chopped yellow bell pepper
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ dark red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes with basil and garlic, undrained
2
tablespoons chili sauce
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 Cook and drain tortellini as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and bell pepper; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender.
  • 3 Stir in beans, tomatoes, chili sauce and salt. Cook 4 to 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated. Stir in tortellini. Sprinkle with parsley.

Expert Tips

Any color of bell pepper can be used. Why not try a combination of red, yellow and green?

If you have fresh basil in your garden, go ahead and substitute it for the parsley.

Spoon the tortellini mixture into a shallow serving bowl, and sprinkle with a little shredded Parmesan cheese before adding the parsley. Then add a couple of fresh parsley sprigs to the side of the dish.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
620mg
620%;
Total Carbohydrate
59g
59%
(Dietary Fiber
9g
9%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
45%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.