Healthy Zucchini Tortellini Bake (400 Calories)
Healthy Zucchini Tortellini Bake that is low in calories and low in cost. A 400 calorie dinner recipe for only $1 per serving!
Is healthy eating expensive?
I am trying to bust the myth that eating healthy is not affordable. I think eating chunk food is actually more expensive. I have tested the 21 day fix for 6 days, lost 3 lbs. and only spend $63 for my whole family.
Today I have a very delicious healthy zucchini tortellini bake recipe for you, that is filling and frugal. If you split the casserole dish into 4 parts, each serving contains 600 calories, or 6 parts with each 400 calories. The smaller part will definitely fill you!
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Cost of the Healthy Zucchini Tortellini Bake
3-4 Zucchini (pack of summer squash) 0.99
tomato paste $0.39
crushed canned tomatoes 28 oz. $0.95
1/2 lbs. ground turkey $1.50
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese $0.75
1 pack mushroom tortellini $1.49
The whole tortellini casserole costs $6.31 and can be split into 6 servings each $1.05 or into 4 large servings each $1.57.
How to prepare the 400 calorie tortellini casserole recipe
Cook the tortellini according to the package. Brown the onion and turkey in a pan then add zucchini and brown for 3 more minutes. You can replace the zucchini with bell pepper and/or eggplant.
Add tomato paste and crushed tomatoes to the pan and stir. I use about 1 t salt, 1 t basil and a pinch of pepper. The basil is optional.
After this you can drain the tortellini and add to pan. Fill everything into a 9×13 casserole dish and top with 1 cup of the skim mozzarella cheese. Put the casserole dish into the oven and bake for 15 minutes on 380F.
I love this casserole dish with the lid, for easy storage of the leftovers.
Try this recipe now or save to Pinterest for later.
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