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Tortellini with Asparagus & Lemon

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

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 zest
  • 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 zest and lemon juice. Drain tortellini; transfer to a large bowl. Stir in cheeses and asparagus mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 594 calories, 28g fat (15g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 843mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 24g protein.

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