Recipe: Skinny Tortelloni and Peppers

Skinny Tortelloni and Pepper finished

It's time to try tortelloni! Tortelloni is pretty much the exact same as tortellini, but larger and shaped more like a "belly button.” They are usually stuffed with similar fillings as ravioli, like spinach, cheese, or meat. In this recipe, the cheese-stuffed tortelloni is the centerpiece in a gorgeous color combination of red, orange and yellow bell peppers with a pop of green from the spinach. This one is healthy and beautiful! Doesn't get much better than that! For more of my best vegetarian dishes, click here!

Skinny Tortelloni and Pepper items

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Skinny Tortelloni and Peppers

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving size: 1 cup

Ingredients

9 oz whole wheat cheese tortelloni

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 small onion, thinly sliced

1 Tbsp garlic, minced

1 tsp dried oregano

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 yellow bell pepper, diced

1 orange bell pepper, diced

2 cups fresh spinach

¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped

¼ cup Parmesan-Reggiano cheese, grated

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp black pepper

Instructions

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

    Add the tortelloni and cook according to package directions.

    While the pasta is cooking, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic and oregano and cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 to 2 minutes or until onion is soft and transparent.

    Stir in the bell peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes or until the onions are slightly golden brown.

    Pile on the spinach and allow it to wilt for about 2 or 3 additional minutes.

    Remove from heat and stir in tortelloni, parsley, cheese, salt and black pepper. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving (1 cup):

Calories: 365

Fat: 10g

Carbohydrates: 54g

Fiber: 10g

Protein: 19g

Sugars: 3g

Sodium: 361mg

Vitamin A: 4%

Vitamin C: 70%

Calcium: 22%

Iron: 15%

WWP+: 9 points