I needed to test this recipe for the upcoming holidays. Unfortunately, it’s not a dish on the Blimpy Girl meal plan. No fear, I just made it my weekend binge dish. Three of these tortellini will cost you 250 calories.
The good news is the tortellini is stuffed with baked butternut squash which is relatively low in calories. However, the squash is drizzled with olive oil which immediately bumps the calories up a notch or two. And then there is the butter…. lots and lots of butter that includes toasted walnuts and dried cranberries. All this yuminess is topped off with grated Parmesan cheese. The cheese is probably the only non-fattening thing in this dish at a mere 20 calories, but of course, 15 are fat calories.
The final verdict on this, “It’s a Keeper!” Even from my husband (who does not like any sweetness added to a dish) had to admit it scored well on his palate. He wasn’t sure if he would like the cranberries or the crushed vanilla wafers with almond. However, they add just a hint of sweetness which doesn’t overpower the richness of the butter sauce.
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