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Mediterranean Pasta Caesar Toss Recipe

Mediterranean Pasta Caesar Toss Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook ravioli according to package directions, adding beans during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain.
  • 2. 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 Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.