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!

Healthy Zucchini Tortellini Bake that is low in calories and frugal. A 400 calorie dinner recipe for only $1 per serving!

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Cost of the Healthy Zucchini Tortellini Bake

Onion $0.24

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.

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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.

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Healthy Zucchini Tortellini Bake (400 Calories)

Healthy Zucchini Tortellini Bake that is low in calories and frugal. A 400 calorie dinner recipe for only $1 per serving!

Yields: 4-6

  • 1 onion diced
  • 3-4 zucchini (summer squash) diced
  • 1 pack mushroom tortellini
  • 28 oz. crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded skim mozzarella
  • 1/2 lbs. ground turkey
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • (dried basil)
  1. Cook the tortellini according to the package.
  2. brown the onion and turkey in a pan.
  3. Add zucchini and brown for 3 minutes.
  4. Add tomato paste and crushed tomatoes to the pan and stir. Add salt, pepper and dried basil to taste.
  5. Drain tortellini and add to pan.
  6. Fill everything into a 9x13 casserole dish and top with 1 cup of the skim mozzarella cheese.
  7. Bake the casserole dish for 15 minutes on 380F.
  • Total time: 30 minutes

Nutrition

  • Calories: 400

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Hello, my name is Lisa Goodwin and I am the author of 2sharemyjoy.com. I am a christian, wife, mother, and I have a passion for simple food and fitness. I managed to lose 9 lbs. and 6 inches (waist) in 30 days and today I am here to help you reach your health and fitness goals. [read more...]

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