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20 minutes
4
Adjust servings
dairy-free
(?)
Has dairy from:
butter
cheddar cheese
gluten-free
(?)
Has gluten from:
all-purpose flour
tortellini (dry)
kid friendly
has meat
has pasta
(?)
Has pasta from:
tortellini (dry)
has seafood
mediterranean
vegan
(?)
Not vegan due to:
butter
cheddar cheese
tortellini (dry)
vegetarian
pescatarian
paleo
(?)
Not paleo due to:
all-purpose flour
cheddar cheese
tortellini (dry)
This recipe has no customizations.
 
Bon Appétit
This recipe fits right into a balanced diet.
 
Nutrition Rating Details
Here are the percentages used to determine the nutritional rating for this recipe:
• Calcium: 5.4% of RDA
• Calories: 32.3% of RDA
• Carbs: 29.9% of RDA
• Fat (total lipid): 39.0% of RDA
• Fiber: 40.2% of RDA
• Fructose: 0.0% of RDA
• Protein: 21.0% of RDA
• Sodium: 27.3% of RDA
• Sugar: 0.6% of RDA
• Vitamin A (IU): 28.5% of RDA
• Vitamin B6: 12.4% of RDA
• Vitamin C: 0.1% of RDA
• Iron: 0.3% of RDA
• Magnesium: 39.2% of RDA
• Manganese: 11.6% of RDA
• Niacin: 24.9% of RDA
• Potassium: 9.9% of RDA
• Zinc: 23.6% of RDA
If all nutritional components are less than 50% of RDA (and all vitamins and minerals are less than 400% of RDA) the recipe gets a “Bon Appétit” rating.
 
MACROS
Carbohydrate
82.2
g
Calories
645
 
Fiber
11.3
g
Iron
0.052
mg
Protein
23.6
g
Sodium
368
mg
Sugars
0.201
g
Fat (total lipid)
23.8
g
 
INGREDIENTS
Amount
Measure
Adjust
Ingredient
 
2
tbsp
+
-
 
 
2
tbsp
+
-
 
 
1
cup
+
-
 
can use any milk of choice.
 
1 1/2
cups
+
-
 
shredded.
 
1
package
+
-
 
 
1
tsp
+
-
 
 
1
tbsp
+
-
 
minced.
 
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PREPARATION
PREPARE THE TORTELLINI
1.
Prepare the tortellini according to the directions on the package.
2.
PREPARE THE SAUCE
3.
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
4.
Whisk flour into butter until smooth. Pour milk into butter mixture and stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
5.
Cook and stir until mixture thickens, about 3 minutes. Add Cheddar cheese and stir until cheese is melted, about 3 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.
6.
Add the basil and stir well.
7.
Pour the cheese sauce into the tortellini and mix well. Serve immediately.
 
THIS RECIPE CAN BE CUSTOMIZED
1.
Make it Gluten Free!
 
A partially gluten-free variant of this recipe can be made to reduce the amount of gluten. Just substitute gluten-free all-purpose flour for all-purpose flour.
2.
Make it Dairy Free!
 
A partially dairy-free variant of this recipe can be made to reduce the amount of dairy. Just substitute Earth Balance Natural Buttery Stick for butter.
3.
Make it Wheat Free!
 
A partially wheat-free variant of this recipe can be made to reduce the amount of wheat. Just substitute gluten-free all-purpose flour for all-purpose flour.
 
COMPLETE NUTRITION
This recipe has the following nutrient totals:
Calories 645
Protein 23.6 g
Carbohydrates 82.2 g
Iron 0.05 mg
Fiber 11.3 g
Calcium 54.2 mg
(plus many more nutrients)
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