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Cheese Tortellini Primavera

This Cheese Tortellini pasta with veggies is quick enough for a weeknight dinner with the kids but also elegant when you have a dinner party with friends.

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 20 minutes
    •    Cook time: 20 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 6


    •    1/8 tsp salt
    •    3 tbsp butter
    •    1/4 tsp pepper
    •    1 medium zucchini
    •    3 garlic cloves, minced
    •    2 tbsp all-purpose flour
    •    3 green onions, chopped
    •    4 cups fresh broccoli florets
    •    1 medium yellow summer squash
    •    1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp water, divided
    •    1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    •    1 medium sweet orange or yellow pepper
    •    1 package (20 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
    •    Additional freely grated Parmesan cheese (Optional)
    •    1 can (101/2 ounces) condensed chicken broth, undiluted
    •    1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine broccoli and 1/4 cup water; microwave, covered, on high for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly; drain. Repeat with asparagus and remaining water.
  2. Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain. In a small bowl, whisk flour and broth until smooth.
  3. Cut orange pepper, zucchini and yellow squash into 1/4-in.-thick strips. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add vegetable strips; cook and stir 6-8 minutes or just until crisp-tender. Add green onions and garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir broth mixture to combine; stir into vegetables. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 1-2 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add broccoli, asparagus, tortellini, 1/2 cup cheese, pepper and salt; heat through, tossing gently to combine. If desired, serve with additional cheese.

This great family recipe is thanks to Taste of Home at


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