Olive Garden’s Baked Chicken Tortellini Alfredo, Skinnyfied!

This is the BEST, most decadent tasting casserole you’ll ever taste. Nobody will even believe it’s lower in fat and calories. It’s my skinny version of Olive Garden’s Chicken Tortellini Alfredo. Each serving has only 257 calories, 8g fat, 7 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 8 Green.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes


Ingredients

1 (9 oz) package cheese tortellini, see shopping tips

1 (15 oz) jar light Alfredo sauce, see shopping tips

1½ (~6 oz) cups chicken breast cooked and diced

1 cup spinach leaves, chopped fine

1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved

½ cup reduced-fat cottage cheese, I like Knudsen’s

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ cup light mozzarella cheese, shredded

1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated


Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 9 X 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

2. Cook the tortellini al dente (two minutes less than the time given on the package). Drain.

3. Place tortellini in a large bowl. Using a rubber spatula, carefully stir in Alfredo sauce, diced chicken, spinach, tomatoes, cottage cheese, and garlic powder until combined.

4. Place mixture in baking dish. Spread out to evenly distribute. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese evenly over pasta to cover. Then sprinkle Parmesan cheese all over top.

5. Bake 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and light golden brown on top.

6. Cool slightly before cutting into 6 servings. This casserole freezes great.

Makes 6 servings.


Shopping Tips
Most supermarkets sell refrigerated packages of cheese tortellini including Trader Joe’s. They usually come in a 9-ounce package, I like Buitoni Three Cheese Tortellini, Trader Joe’s, or Rana mini cheese tortellini (½ of 20 oz pkg).

You can find reduced-fat Alfredo sauce in most supermarkets in the pasta sauce aisle. Classico,  Bertolli, and Prego all make one. I used Classico to calculate the skinny facts.
Note-If you can’t find light Alfredo, regular Classico Alfredo sauce is similar. It has just 15 more calories per ¼ cup and 1g more fat. So you can easily use it! Plus, Regular Classico Four Cheese Alfredo Sauce has the same calories and fat as their light version.


WW Freestyle SmartPoints 7-Blue
WW SmartPoints 8-Green
WW Points Plus 7

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
257 calories, 8g fat, 5g sat fat, 67mg chol, 19g prot, 26g carbs, 1g fiber, 660mg sod, 3g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
216 calories, 4g sat fat, 12g protein, 3g sugar

Comments

  1. This is very good – I’ve made it when you posted it before – but I have not been able to find any reduced fat Alfredo sauce in stores for a long time. In fact, checking Prego, Bertoli and Clasico websites, those products are either showing as discontinued or not showing at all. You may want to look for an alternative to share with your followers. I’ve found Great Value Classic Alfredo has 50 calories and 3.5 g of fat per 1/4 cup serving which seems reasaonble and almost the same as the Prego Light. Thanks for all your good recipes, Nancy!

  2. First, I’m so happy you are enjoying my recipe, Dava. Thank you!
    And thanks for letting me know about the Alfredo sauce. It sounds like you found a good substitution. I did a little research. Some of the companies have discontinued their light version. But no worries, I just added this tip to the Shopping Tips.

    Note-If you can’t find light Alfredo, regular Classico Alfredo sauce is similar. It has just 15 more calories per ¼ cup and 1g more fat. So you can easily use it! Plus, Regular Classico Four Cheese Alfredo Sauce has the same calories and fat as their light version. 

    Wishing you all the best,
    Nancy

  3. Can this recipe be made without the cottage cheese? If not, can you suggest a substitution? My husband nor I don’t like cottage cheese so buying a container just for this recipe will be a waste.

    Thank you

  4. Kathy. You could add an extra 1/2 cup of the light cheese and mix it in. Light ricotta cheese would work if you have other uses for it.
    I hope this helps!
    my best,
    Nancy

If you make this recipe, let me know how you liked it. Leave me a comment below or give it a rating. Thanks so much. Happy Skinny Cooking!