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Tortellini With Three Cheese Tuna Sauce

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  Cheese filled tortellini 1 Pound (Spinach And Egg)
  Green onions 2 , thinly sliced
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Low fat ricotta cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Low fat milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Canned tuna 6 Ounce, drained and broken into chunks (1 Can)
  Shredded low fat mozzarella cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Grated parmesan/Romano cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped fresh basil/2 teaspoons dried basil 2 Tablespoon, crushed
  Grated lemon peel 1 Teaspoon

1) Following package instructions, cook tortellini in boiling salted water.
2) In the meantime, in a saucepan, sauté onions and garlic for 2 minutes in butter.
3) Beat in ricotta cheese and milk and then add in cheeses, tuna, basil and lemon peel.
4) Cook the sauce, until heated and the cheeses melt, over medium-low heat.
5) When done, drain pasta and add it to sauce, stirring well to coat.

6) If wished, garnish with tomato wedges and serve at once.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 636 Calories from Fat 218

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g37.8%

Saturated Fat 12.7 g63.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 100.4 mg33.5%

Sodium 855.3 mg35.6%

Total Carbohydrates 60 g20%

Dietary Fiber 2.6 g10.6%

Sugars 3.2 g

Protein 43 g86.3%

Vitamin A 25.5% Vitamin C 10.6%

Calcium 61.8% Iron 17%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Tortellini With Three Cheese Tuna Sauce Recipe