Tortellini and Cheese

Any leftover cooked meat is a good substitute for the chicken in this fast recipe. Or skip the chicken and make it meatless.

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Start to Finish: 20 mins
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Tortellini and Cheese
Ingredients
1
9 ounce package refrigerated cheese tortellini
1
cup frozen peas, corn, or pea pods
1
8 ounce tub cream cheese spread with garden vegetables or chive and onion
1/2
cup milk
1
9 ounce package frozen chopped cooked chicken breast
Directions
  1. In a large saucepan cook tortellini according to package directions. Place frozen vegetable in colander. Drain the hot pasta over vegetables to thaw; return pasta-vegetable mixture to pan.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine cream cheese and milk; heat and stir until cheese is melted. Heat chicken according to package directions.
  3. Stir cheese sauce into cooked pasta-vegetable mixture. Cook and gently stir until heated through. Spoon into individual serving bowls. Top with chicken. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Tortellini and Cheese)
    Per serving:
  • 505 kcal cal.,
  • 26 g fat
  • (15 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 130 mg chol.,
  • 525 mg sodium,
  • 32 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 8 g sugar,
  • 32 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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