Tortellini with Zesty Tomato Sauce

Tortellini with Zesty Tomato Sauce


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The inspiration for countless quick, healthy meals, pasta and noodles are a low-fat source of protein and, made with enriched flour, offer some vitamins and minerals.

Janet Mitchell

Serves: 4 

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 can (400g) no-added-salt chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup no-added-salt tomato pasta sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed dried chilli
  • Salt
  • 500g cheese-filled tortellini

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick frying pan over moderate heat. Cook the onion and garlic for 5 minutes or until soft. Add the tomatoes, tomato pasta sauce, dried chilli and a pinch of salt. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the tortellini in a large saucepan of boiling water according to the packet directions, until firm-tender. Drain and toss with the sauce.

Did you know?

The most nutritious pastas are made from semolina, a coarse flour ground from durum wheat. Durum is a hard grain that has a higher protein content than other types of wheat.

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