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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WillTryAnything 246646
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2016

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

MY REVIEW 239162
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."

ktype 230998
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2015


sigtautiny 228673
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."

janedoster 226714
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."

dieter's mom 226123
Reviewed May. 10, 2015

"This is a really delicious recipe & very quick & easy for an after work dinner. We loved it. Omitted the feta as my Mom doesn't care for it. Used dried herbs ( 1/2 of the fresh herbs called for). Still great!"

cas378 224964
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."

browns19fan 127546
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2014 Edited Jun. 1, 2015

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

ma_spain 139694
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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