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Mediterranean Pasta Caesar Toss

 Mediterranean Pasta Caesar Toss
Get creative using convenience items with a fresh take on ravioli. Try this lightened-up pasta toss for an alfresco dinner, or double it for a family picnic. —Libby Walp, Chicago, Illinois
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese ravioli
  • 1 cup frozen cut green beans, thawed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat creamy Caesar salad dressing
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


  • In a large saucepan, cook ravioli according to package directions,
  • adding beans during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain.
  • In a serving bowl, combine the ravioli mixture, tomatoes and pepper.
  • Add dressing; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 264 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 649 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a

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Wine (continued)
medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.