Creamy Cheese Tortellini with Asparagus

Creamy Cheese Tortellini with Asparagus Healthy Recipe

4 Servings 15 min Cook

Macros/Serving: 442 Calories
Tags:vegetarian | pasta

Ingredients

4 Cup Chicken Broth
2 Tsp Cornstarch
2 1/2 Cup Tortellini
1 Lb Asparagus
2 Cloves, minced Garlic
2 Tsp Lemon Zest
2/3 Cup, fluid (yields 2 cups whipped) Heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese
6 Tsp Thyme
1/4 Tsp Pepper

Directions

Trim asparagus and thinly slice diagonally.

Boil broth with garlic, thyme, zest, and pepper in a large heavy skillet until reduced to about 1 cup, about 6 minutes.

Discard thyme sprigs and zest.

Meanwhile, cook tortellini in a pasta pot of boiling salted water (1 1/2 tablespoons salt for 4 quarts water) according to package directions.

Drain.

Stir cornstarch into cream, then whisk into broth.

Bring to a simmer, whisking, then continue to simmer 1 minute.

Add asparagus and simmer until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes.

Stir in cheese and tortellini and cook, gently stirring, until heated through.

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