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Tortellini with Asparagus & Lemon Recipe
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Tortellini with Asparagus & Lemon Recipe

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This is a terrific warm-weather dish, loaded with fresh flavors. I make mine meatless, but some sliced grilled chicken on top would be awesome, too. —Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 packages (9 ounces each) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups cut fresh asparagus (2-inch pieces)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat butter and oil over medium-high heat. Add asparagus; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add garlic and pepper; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in herbs, lemon peel and lemon juice. Drain tortellini; transfer to a large bowl. Stir in cheeses and asparagus mixture. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tortellini with Asparagus & Lemon in Simple & Delicious June/July 2014

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Apr. 16, 2015

"This is one of my favorites. The kids like it too. It's the only way I can get them to eat asparagus! I leave out the feta and sub thyme for chives."

Reviewed Jun. 9, 2014

"My husband and I loved this dish. I cut the recipe in half for the two of us and made it with Italian sausage tortellini. I will be making it again tonight with fresh herbs from our garden!"

Reviewed May. 21, 2014

"I don't like asaparagus but the rest of my family does so I made this and I actually really liked it. I will definitely make it again. I added cubed cooked chicken as well."

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