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Tortellini Bake

 Tortellini Bake
At this time of year, I like to look ahead to gardening season. Summer in New Hampshire brings plenty of fresh zucchini and year I had so much that I was searching for different ways to prepare it, and that's when I came up with this recipe. Serve it as a side dish or on its own as a light meal.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.


  • 1 package (10 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 yellow squash, diced
  • 1 onions, diced
  • 1 sweet red pepper, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream


  • Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat oil
  • in a skillet; cook zucchini, squash, onion, red pepper and spices
  • until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • Drain tortellini and rinse in hot water; combine with vegetable
  • mixture, mozzarella and cream in a 1-1/2-qt. baking dish.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20 minutes or until heated through.
  • Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 219 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 362 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein.