Low Fat Baked Tortellini Recipe

Recipe Category: Low-Fat

Low Fat Baked Tortellini Recipe


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups 1% milk, heated
  • 1/2 cup grated fontina cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound fresh cheese tortellini, or frozen , preferably low-fat
  • 1/4 cup fine dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly oil 4 individual gratin dishes or a 1 1/2-quart shallow baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
  3. Put a pot of water on to boil for cooking pasta.
  4. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat.
  5. Add flour and cook, whisking constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Add hot milk and bring to a simmer, whisking, until smooth and slightly thickened, 3 to 4 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and add 1/4 cup fontina and nutmeg, stirring to melt cheese.
  8. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Transfer to a large bowl.
  10. Meanwhile, cook tortellini in boiling salted water until al dente, 6 to 8 minutes.
  11. Drain and rinse well.
  12. Toss with cheese sauce.
  13. Divide tortellini among prepared dishes.
  14. Top with remaining 1/4 cup fontina.
  15. In a small bowl, mix breadcrumbs and Parmesan.
  16. Sprinkle evenly over gratins.
  17. The gratins will keep, covered, in the refrigeratorfor up to 2 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  18. Thaw in the refrigerator before baking.
  19. Bake gratins for 15 to 25 minutes, or until golden and bubbly.
  20. Serve immediately.


  1. Calories per serving; 27 grams protein; 14 grams fat 4 grams saturated fat; 68 grams carbohydrate; 1 mg sodium; 64 mg cholesterol; 1 gram fiber
  2. Italian Name: tortellini Gratinati

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