Creamy Tortellini with Tomatoes - Slender Kitchen

Creamy Tortellini with Tomatoes

Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(8 PointsPlus®)

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In my opinion, pasta gets a pretty bad rap in the healthy eating and dieting community. Now I am definitely not saying it is the healthiest choice out there, because it's not. However in the right portion size and paired with lots of veggies, it can be a well rounded meal and what's more a way to satisfy pasta cravings without all the guilt. Today's recipe is a perfect example of that. You would assume that cheese stuffed tortellini in a creamy sauce wouldn't definitely be a no-no. However if you lighten up the sauce and use tomatoes to create flavor, you can create a delicious lower calorie version. This one has right around 300 calories. If you do want to make this dish healthier, you could substitute whole grain pasta, spaghetti squash, or zucchini noodles.

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Creamy Tortellini with Tomatoes

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  • 8 oz cheese tortellini
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 U cloves garlic, minced
  • 1.5 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1.25 cups nonfat milk
  • 1/2 cup fat free half and half
  • 14.5 oz canned diced tomatoes (do not drain)
  • 4 cups spinach
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 4 tbsp fresh basil
  • 4 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 309
Calories from Fat 86
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 39mg
Sodium 543mg
Total Carbohydrate 40g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 8g
Protein 15g


  1. Cook the tortellini according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in medium sauce pan. Add the garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add the flour and onion powder and stir for about 1 minute until browned.
  4. Slowly whisk in the milk and half and half.
  5. Continue stirring until to comes to a simmer. Add the tomatoes and spinach.
  6. Cook until the sauce thickens and the spinach wilts, stirring occasionally.
  7. Turn off heat. Add the oregano, basil, Parmesan, salt, and pepper.
  8. Stir in the pasta and let sit for 4-5 minutes for sauce to get absorbed and thicken. If sauce gets too thick, add 1-2 tbsp. pasta cooking liquid.
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