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Creamy Tortellini Primavera

This creamy meal-in-one calls for just a few ingredients, including store-bought pasta, so it’s a snap to put together. “It's a wonderful salad when zucchini and squash are in great abundance,” notes Mary Ann Dell of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 2 medium yellow summer squash, chopped
  • 2 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup creamy Caesar salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted


  • Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute yellow squash and zucchini in oil for 4-6 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Drain tortellini; place in a large bowl. Add the squash mixture, tomatoes, onions and pepper. Drizzle with salad dressing; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese and almonds.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 247 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 463mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • katlaydee3
    Oct 1, 2012

    I did not really like this at all. I think the Caesar dressing gave it an odd flavor when warm.

  • mary of novi
    Nov 17, 2010

    Very good - my family loved it.