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Tortellini with Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

10 servings

Looking to add a dash of Christmas color to your appetizer mix? This unique, warm and savory treat sent in by Milford, New Hampshire’s Michelle Boucher is sure to be a hit with any hungry holiday crowd! TASTY TIP: To accent a festive holiday occasion, use green spinach tortellini for this hors d’oeuvre and serve with fancy, frilled party picks!

Ingredients

  • 1 package (19 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large zucchini, cut into strips

Directions

  1. Prepare tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, place red peppers and garlic in a food processor; cover and process until combined. Add the mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper; cover and process until blended. Transfer to a small bowl.
  2. Drain tortellini; toss with oil. Serve with zucchini strips and red pepper dip.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 142 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 333mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat.

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