Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

Southern Living

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Snap off and discard tough ends of asparagus; cut asparagus into 2-inch pieces.
  2. Prepare tortellini according to package directions; add asparagus pieces to pasta water during the last 2 minutes of cooking; drain.
  3. Pour off any excess oil from top of pesto container; In a large bowl, toss the tortellini mixture, pesto, lemon rind, and salt together.
  4. Sprinkle with pine nuts and serve immediately.


Most Helpful

I added some grilled chicken to this to make it a one dish meal- this could also make a nice side dish for company. In other words, it's very versatile! The pesto and asparagus paired nicely. I substituted toasted almonds since my husband is not a pine nut fan. Don't skimp on the fresh lemon rind, it enhanced the pesto!

HeySchloopy October 05, 2009

Ahhhh, sooo good! Just the right blend of crisp to soft. Loved it!

Caroline Cooks November 20, 2007

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