Spinach Cheese Tortellini with Zucchini, Mozzarella and Toasted Almonds


Zucchini ribbons are an easy and nutritious way to add whimsy to your pasta dish! Combine them with classic spinach and three cheese tortellini, along with mozzarella and almonds, and you've got a fun, authentic Italian dish.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
3 servings


  • 1 (9 ounce) package BUITONI® Refrigerated Spinach Cheese Tortellini

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced into long ribbons with vegetable peeler or knife

  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

  • Salt and ground black pepper

  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese balls or pearls

  • Grated lemon peel

  • Toasted sliced almonds


  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. While pasta is cooking, prepare zucchini mixture.

  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes or until zucchini starts to turn golden. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Add pasta, reserved cooking water and mozzarella cheese to skillet; toss to coat. Serve garnished with grated lemon peel and sliced almonds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

409 Calories
15g Fat
53g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 409
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 153mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 23mg 117%
Calcium 211mg 16%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 609mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.