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Spring Tortellini Recipe



Enjoy the best of spring with this tasty tortellini recipe. With seasonal veggies like asparagus and peas, it makes for a perfect warm weather meal. You'll love the combination of hearty tortellini, lemon cream sauce and crispy vegetables. Here's how to make it.

Spring tortellini recipe

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Things You’ll Need

  • 12 ounces tortellini

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 1/2 cups asparagus, chopped into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 cup frozen or canned peas

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley or oregano

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 cup broth

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

  • 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes, chopped (optional)

  • Grated Parmesan cheese, crumbled bacon or lemon juice (for topping)

Ingredients for spring tortellini


Feel free to use any other spring veggies you have on hand. Delicious ideas include zucchini, broccoli and Brussels sprouts.

Step 1

In a large pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Cook the onions until tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Cook onions in butter

Step 2

Add the asparagus, peas, garlic and spices. Cook until the asparagus is bright green and tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Add asparagus and peas

Step 3

Add the all-purpose flour.

Add all-purpose flour

Mix well. Cook until the flour dissolves, about 1 minute.

Cook until flour dissolves

Step 4

Add the heavy cream, broth and lemon juice. Stir well and simmer until thick, about 5 to 7 minutes. Taste and add more salt and pepper, if needed.

Simmer cream sauce

Step 5

While the cream sauce is simmering, cook the tortellini according to the package's directions.

Cook the tortellini

Step 6

Stir in the tortellini and sundried tomatoes.

Mix in tortellini

Top with Parmesan cheese or crumbled bacon. Serve warm.

Spring tortellini

You can also squeeze fresh lemon juice on top. Enjoy!

Spring tortellini

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