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

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  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. 5, 2016

"I added chopped left over boiled shrimp which mixed beautifully with the other flavors. Easy recipe with excellent taste."

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2015

"I was looking for something different than a traditional tomato based pasta and sauce and this certainly was a hit. I added chicken, as has been suggested. I would love to have made it with asparagus, but not having any on hand, tried broccoli instead. I found it to be a good substitution."

Reviewed Aug. 10, 2015


Reviewed Jun. 28, 2015

"Very tasty dish. Light but flavorful. I put some extra feta in it. Served it with some grilled chicken apple sausage on the side."

Reviewed May. 21, 2015

"Made this tonight for dinner. It is so flavorful. I fixed grilled chicken strips to go with it as hubby likes meat with his meal. Will definitely make again."

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