Spring Tortellini With Pesto

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

Southern Living

Top Review by HeySchloopy

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!

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.

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