Cheese Tortellini Primavera Recipe
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Cheese Tortellini Primavera Recipe

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My pasta with veggies is quick enough for a weeknight dinner with the kids but also elegant when you have a dinner party with grownups. —Christine Hadden, Whitman, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water, divided
  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 package (20 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed chicken broth, undiluted
  • 1 medium sweet orange or yellow pepper
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Additional freshly grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 436 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 875mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine broccoli and 1/4 cup water; microwave, covered, on high for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly; drain. Repeat with asparagus and remaining water.
  2. Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain. In a small bowl, whisk flour and broth until smooth.
  3. Cut orange pepper, zucchini and yellow squash into 1/4-in.-thick strips. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add vegetable strips; cook and stir 6-8 minutes or just until crisp-tender. Add green onions and garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir broth mixture to combine; stir into vegetables. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 1-2 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add broccoli, asparagus, tortellini, 1/2 cup cheese, pepper and salt; heat through, tossing gently to combine. If desired, serve with additional cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cheese Tortellini Primavera in Taste of Home April/May 2015, p48

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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lapodo User ID: 4472715 225389
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2015

"I agree with toolbarso...a lot of dishes to deal with on a work night but it was good. I think it will be great next time when I add a couple of tomatoes to it."

toolbarsco User ID: 6725667 225332
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2015

"This is a nice soup/casserole. I gave it three stars because I didn't find it easy to prepare (hubby/dishwasher wasn't too happy about the number of pots and pans he had to wash) nor do I routinely have all of the ingredients on hand. I went to three stores to find the tortellini. I might take it to a church potluck for its attractive presentation, loads of vegetables, and good taste. Next time though I'll have all veggies ready to go in their appropriate order and conserve on the cookware!

P.S Hubby forgave me for all the pans needing washing once he tasted this recipe!"

ms11145 User ID: 1604521 224909
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2015

"I absolutely loved this recipe: so bright and vibrant in color. It's a great Meatless Monday recipe. Rest of family liked it, but wasn't as happy with it as I was. Will still add it to the rotation once in a while."

pizmyn76 User ID: 8283284 222259
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"This was great !....easy to make...tasted great !...and made a nice presentation !.........I also took the suggestion of serving it with my favorite Chardonnay !"

AprilJHarris User ID: 8275280 221693
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"This looks sounds absolutely scrumptious and it looks so delicious too! It's a real taste of spring!"

WithABlast User ID: 8275148 221678
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"Love all the veggies in this recipe ! Looks great !"

ChristineOneTIPsyChick User ID: 8274764 221625
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"Love this recipe. I'll be adding this to my menu for sure! I always have these ingredients on hand and this is a great meal to make on the fly!"

Skinny Kitchen User ID: 5286385 221608
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"This is a fantastic, easy to make recipe!"

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