Tortellini with Prosciutto and Peas in a Creamy Sauce

From Weight Watchers “Make it in Minutes” cookbook
Think you don’t have time for a delicious home made Italian meal? Think again! This dish only takes 20 minutes, stove top to table. It is a rich, creamy, yet low fat, low calorie meal that is sure to make your family say “Yum” but not feel guilty eating it.

Tortellini with Prosciutto and Peas in a Creamy Sauce
Makes 4 servings (yield 8 cups)
½ pound refrigerated  Fresh cheese tortellini
1 c. frozen peas
¼ pound deli-sliced Prosciutto, chopped
2 T all purpose flour
1 c whole milk
½ c fresh grated Parmesan Cheese
½ tsp. coarsely
Ground black pepper

Step 1: Bring a larg pot of water to a boil. Add the tortellini and cook according to package directions. Stir in the peas during the last 2 minutes of cooking; drain.

Step 2: While pasta is cooking, coat a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and heat over medium heat. Add the prosciutto and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes. Remove and reserve the prosciutto. Dissolve the flour in the milk in a small bowl and add to the skillet. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, 8-10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese and pepper. Add the prosciutto, tortellini and peas, toss to coat. Serve!

What’s for dinner? Begin the meal with a warm asparagus or spinach salad.
Weight Watchers, 6 points per serving. Per serving: 358 calories 0 g Total Fat 6 g. Saturated Fat 66 mg Cholesterol 1236 mg Sodium 38 mg Total Carbs 4 g Fiber 25 g Protein 324 mg Calcium
Caution- this in not a good recipe for low sodium diets. You could possibly substitute a lower sodium meat instead of the Prosciutto.


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