Family Favorites - Tortellini with Prosciutto and Peas


This is a favorite from my daughter-in-law Michelle.  Isn't it pretty?  
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!

From Weight Watchers “Make it in Minutes” cookbook.
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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