Easy Pesto Tortellini With Asparagus (Serve Hot or Cold)
A must-have tortellini recipe!
Pesto, tortellini pasta and asparagus collide to bring together one incredible entree you’ll want to make again and again! Because it’s already a well-rounded meal, you don’t need to worry about making sides to pair it with—although we’re sure no one would complain about a tasty side salad to go with it, right?
When you’re short on time but still want a healthy meal at home OR if you’re in need of the perfect pasta salad dish for summer parties, picnics or potlucks, this Easy Pesto Tortellini with Asparagus recipe is the answer. This dish comes together in about 20 minutes and is easily customizable.
Healthy, flavorful and filling. It’s a 10/10!
How to shop for the best ingredients
- Tortellini: It can be difficult to find store-bought tortellini with real-food ingredients. Look for one made with simple ingredients that you recognize (whole-grain flour, eggs, cheese, butter, herbs, salt). If you’re not able to find a version made with 100% FfL-friendly ingredients, make the best choice possible.
- Cheese: Purchase a block of Parmesan cheese that’s made with simple ingredients (milk, cream, salt, enzymes and active cultures) to grate on top of your Pesto Tortellini with Asparagus. Not only is block cheese made with healthier ingredients than pre-shredded cheese, it also tastes better.
Can I make this recipe ahead and serve it cold?
You sure can! This Pesto Tortellini with Asparagus can be made in advance and served cold as a quick-and-easy meal or as a delicious dish at a summer brunch, picnic or BBQ.
Can I substitute another vegetable for asparagus?
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