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Fast & Easy Dinner: Cheese Tortellini and Broccoli Rabe

Fast & Easy Dinner: Cheese Tortellini and Broccoli Rabe

Broccoli and cheddar is one of those classic flavor pairings that always works. Whether combined in a salad, sandwich, or soup, broccoli and cheddar cheese is wonderfully comforting and constantly delicious. Tonight serve the dynamic duo in a modern, Italian variation. Substitute the broccoli with broccoli rabe and the cheddar with ricotta. Toss both of these with cheese tortellini for a quick, delectable vegetarian meal. To read the recipe,

Cheese Tortellini and Broccoli Rabe
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8 oz. dried, shelf-stable cheese tortellini (or 12 oz. refrigerated or frozen)
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 bunch broccoli rabe (1 pound), chopped (6 cups)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

  1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook the tortellini according to package directions. Drain and return to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and broccoli rabe, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli rabe is tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Add the broccoli rabe mixture to the pasta and toss gently. Stir in the ricotta, salt and pepper. Serve hot.

Serves 4.

Each serving has: 463 calories, 23 g fat (7.1 g saturated), 19 g protein, 47 g carbohydrates (2.2 g fiber), 46 mg cholesterol, 679 mg sodium. Good source of: beta-carotene, vitamin C.

Join The Conversation
bohosimple bohosimple 9 years
I tried this last night, and both me and my husband LOVED it! Thanks!
chynablue chynablue 9 years
Looks delicious. I'm going to try it :)
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
sounds great
emalove emalove 9 years
I love tortellini...I'd definitely try this.
swtsunkisses88 swtsunkisses88 9 years
mmmm anything tortellini i inhale ;)
Bettyesque Bettyesque 9 years
Love broccoli rabe! mmmm
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
yummie yummie in my tummy! i always love a good pasta dish! :)
busybeegal busybeegal 9 years
Yum, I LOVE broccoli rabe. It really doesn't taste exactly like broccoli, much more pungent with a bitter edge, but I like it steamed then sauteed with olive oil and garlic, and a bit of salt. YUM!
kia kia 9 years
Mmmm, this sounds yummy. I may add some toasted pine nuts or chopped toasted walnuts for crunch.
caramelqtee75 caramelqtee75 9 years
I would have to taste it
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 9 years
This sounds excellent! I'm going to make it tonight for dinner, thanks PSugar! :cocktail:
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
MMMm looks super yummy!
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
Looks delicious, I'd like some NOW!
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