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Tortellini with Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Looking to add a dash of Christmas color to your appetizer mix? This unique, warm and savory treat sent in by Milford, New Hampshire’s Michelle Boucher is sure to be a hit with any hungry holiday crowd! TASTY TIP: To accent a festive holiday occasion, use green spinach tortellini for this hors d’oeuvre and serve with fancy, frilled party picks!
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1 package (19 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large zucchini, cut into strips


  • Prepare tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, place red peppers and garlic in a food processor; cover and process until combined. Add the mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper; cover and process until blended. Transfer to a small bowl.
  • Drain tortellini; toss with oil. Serve with zucchini strips and red pepper dip.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 142 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 333mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat.

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  • lshaw
    Dec 20, 2020

    This appetizer got rave reviews from just about everyone! I cooked the tortellini, made the dip, and refrigerated the night before my dinner was served-this saved time on the day of, which was much appreciated. My husband insisted I put 1/2 teaspoon of red cayenne pepper in the dip however, since he thought it lacked flavor until I did that. Then it was proclaimed "perfect"--well, he was born and raised in the South. Since numerous dips are served with crackers, the tortellini was a nice change. I will be asked to serve this again--with the cayenne pepper of course! Thanks!

  • gpec24
    Jan 9, 2012

    Very light and tasty!! I had several people ask for the recipe! I used more garlic than the recipe called for (by accident) but it didn't matter...people loved it. Then I made a batch following the recipe exactly...that was great too!!!

  • testfrhkir1
    Jan 9, 2012

    tasty dish

  • ohtoobeetall
    Jan 5, 2011

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