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Pan Roasted Tortellini and Asparagus

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 20 oz. box cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 oz. mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. asparagus
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • Garnish: fresh chopped basil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over high heat and toast the tortellini for 1 minute. Pour in the warm water, cover and let the tortellini steam-cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Once they have swelled, stir in the heavy cream, mascarpone cheese and grated Parmesan cheese. Stir and let simmer over low heat for 4 to 5 more minutes. Season with pepper to taste.
  • Lay the asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet and drizzle olive oil and seasoning salt over the top. Roast in the preheated oven for 6 to 8 minutes, or until bright green and fork tender.
  • Serve Pan Roasted Tortellini and Asparagus with fresh basil garnish.