Wednesday, April 8, 2009

whole wheat tortellini in tomato cream sauce

Yum! I made this tonight, because I thought we should have a meat-free dinner. I love these little wheat tortellini's! BTW, they now have whole wheat ravioli's with chicken & prosciutto in the refrigerated section of the grocery store!

~1 (28 ounce) jar tomato pasta sauce
~1 c. half-and-half
~2 cloves garlic, pressed
~1/2 teaspoon salt (I omitted)
~1/4 tsp. black pepper
~1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
~1 tbsp. dried basil
~1 (9 ounce) package of 100% whole wheat three cheese tortellini)

~1/8 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

In a large saucepan combine pasta sauce, half and half, garlic, salt, pepper, nutmeg and basil. Simmer over low heat for 45 to 50 minutes; do not boil.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. (Spray olive oil cooking spray in pot of water to prevent sticking) Add pasta and gently boil for 7 to 9 minutes or until al dente; drain.

Toss pasta with sauce and Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately ;)

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