Tortellini with Asparagus & Lemon Recipe

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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
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.
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

  • 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

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PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 272497
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2017

"We LOVED this! I divided this recipe in half for just my husband and I, and it did seem to give 3 good-sized portions. I only had dry tortellini so using the conversion, I started with about 6 ounces dry. I also only used dry parsley (rounded 1/8 tsp) and dry dill weed (about half of 1/8 tsp). I did do the grated lemon and fresh lemon juice (which I think really made a difference). This was so good I can't wait to try it again!

Update: made this again this evening except with leftover asparagus. I made everything exactly as-is except didn't cook the asparagus long in the skillet (just long enough to heat it). I think the recipe may even do well without the Parmesan, which I may try next time."

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cindiak User ID: 221828 267974
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2017

"This was delicious. I love lemon and thought it was perfect. I like how versatile the recipe is. I pretty much add whatever protein or veggies I have on hand and it's always turned out good."

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motoes User ID: 8057957 267511
Reviewed May. 30, 2017

"I live alone so only used one package of tortellini. Cannot imagine it with two. I only halved the tortellin, nothing else. Delicious!"

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ski271 User ID: 8960508 256045
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2016

"Pretty good as written. And I used leftover grilled chicken like the author suggested. My wife and oldest kid thought it was too lemony. I think in the future I will skip the lemon zest and only add the juice. And I'll add toasted pine nuts."

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WillTryAnything User ID: 7934935 246646
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2016

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

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[email protected] User ID: 3492314 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."

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ktype User ID: 4188985 230998
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2015

"Good"

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sigtautiny User ID: 7978115 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."

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janedoster User ID: 8365285 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."

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dieter's mom User ID: 3847129 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!"

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