I found the low fat tortellini in red pepper recipe as I was looking for a recipe that combined that pasta with ricotta.
Although this pasta recipe does not include ricotta cheese, I was instantly hooked on it because of the possible fantastic flavor the combination of ingredients promised to deliver.
It was a good choice! The preparation time was under 20 minutes, and the results were fantastic! I garnished it with low fat Parmesan cheese.
5 1/3 cups of tortellini (whatever type you want: veal, cheese, etc).
3 tsp olive oil
1 tsp crushed garlic
2 red peppers (capsicums) thinly sliced
1 cup of thinly sliced onions
1/2 tsp grated orange zest
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 cup of fresh orange juice
2 Tbsp tomato paste
2 Tbsp light sour cream
This is what you do:
Put half a pot of water to boil, and then cook the tortellini till tender. Then drain the liquid and set the tortellini aside.
Meanwhile, in large non-stick pan, heat the oil and cook the garlic allowing it to release its flavor for 1 minute.
Then add the peppers, onions, orange zest, salt and ginger, and cook for 5 minutes or so.
Next, add 1/4 cup of water, and bring it to a boil. Then reduce the heat and simmer for about 7 minutes.
Stir in the orange juice and tomato paste in the boiling liquid, and bring it to a boil stirring frequently till the liquid goes thick.
Pour the boiling contents (carefully) into a blender vase and blend till smooth. Then pour into the pot combining the sauce with the cooked tortellini. Keep cooking for about 3 minutes, and it's ready to serve.
Serve this delicious low fat tortellini dish warm, and sprinkle the Parmesan Cheese.