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Tortellini Primavera Recipe
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Tortellini Primavera Recipe

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“This pared-down dish was a family favorite when my teens were still home,” recalls Tina Green in Albany, Oregon. “I could stretch it with noodles and veggies for last-minute guests. It's so tasty and easy to whip up.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen cheese tortellini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons prepared pesto, divided
  • 1/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces)
  • 1/4 cup each chopped sweet yellow pepper, green pepper and sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh carrot
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen snow peas
  • 1/4 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 plum tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon water

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 474 calories, 25 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 665 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine 4-1/2 teaspoons oil and 4-1/2 teaspoons pesto. Add chicken and toss to coat. Let stand at room temperature while cooking the vegetables.
  2. In a large skillet, saute the asparagus, peppers, onion, carrot, peas, broccoli, garlic powder, salt and pepper in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Drain tortellini and return to the saucepan; add vegetable mixture.
  3. In the same skillet, cook and stir the chicken for 4-5 minutes or until juices run clear. Stir in the tomatoes, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, water and remaining pesto; simmer for 2 minutes. Add tortellini mixture; toss. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Tortellini Primavera in Cooking for 2 Fall 2005, p54

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 474 calories, 25 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 665 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 29 g protein.

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