Tortellini with lemon and courgette

Tortellini with lemon and courgette
  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Ready in 10 min

You can pick up a pack of any filled tortellini for this dish, but we found goat’s cheese and pesto to be a great combination with the lemon and courgette.


  • 25g pine nuts
  • 250g pack tortellini (we used goat’s cheese and pesto)
  • 50g butter
  • 1 roughly grated large courgette
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Handful of basil leaves


  1. Put a large pan of water on to boil. Meanwhile, cook pine nuts in a hot, dry non-stick frying pan until golden. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  2. Tip tortellini into the boiling water and cook according to the packet instructions. Drain and set aside.
  3. Melt butter in the frying pan, add courgette and garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring, then stir in the lemon juice and cook for 30 seconds. Remove from the heat. Add the cooked tortellini and toss well. Season to taste. Divide between 2 plates and scatter with toasted pine nuts and basil leaves to serve.


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