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10 Minute Greek Cheese Tortellini

10 Minute Greek Cheese Tortellini

This perfect 10 minute Greek cheese tortellini recipe is a simple, last-minute lunch or dinner you can whip up in 10 minutes! Loaded with garlic, herbs, feta cheese, tomatoes, and lemon zest—it’s a burst of flavor and freshness.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Keyword cheese tortellini, tortellini recipe, tortellini with feta cheese
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 869 kcal
Author Mahy


  • 1 lb box of cheese tortellini (use any other pasta if you like)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pint baby tomatoes
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 2/3 cups fresh herbs minced ( your favourite or a combination: fresh thyme, parsley and basil)
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper each
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 lemon juiced


  1. In a large pot of boiling water, add 1/2 Tablespoon of salt and start cooking the tortellini.
  2. In another skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil and start sautéing the garlic and tomatoes for 1 minute.
  3. Then add in the lemon zest and half of the fresh herbs. Sauté them for another minute.
  4. Remove the tortellini from the boiling water and reserve a cup of that cooking water, set it aside.
  5. Toss the tortellini with the garlic tomato mixture and add in 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking water. Lower the heat so that the water is simmering, but not boiling vigorously.
  6. Season the pasta with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  7. Add in a few crumbles of feta (about half the amount) and gently toss the pasta together.
  8. If you feel the pasta is dry, keep adding the pasta cooking water 1/4 cup at a time and allow it to cook over low heat to thicken up.
  9. The sauce should be ready in no longer than 3 minutes, and the pasta should be fully cooked.
  10. At that point, turn off the heat, sprinkle the remaining extra herbs, lemon juice and feta cheese on the top and serve.

Recipe Notes


  • If you’re less enthusiastic about feta, you can substitute any other cheese you love.
  • Feel free to throw in some asparagus, onions, mushrooms and any veggie you have on hand.
  • If you’re not a lemon lover, by all means, leave it out.
Nutrition Facts
10 Minute Greek Cheese Tortellini
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl)
Calories 869 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 871mg38%
Potassium 836mg24%
Carbohydrates 92g31%
Fiber 15g63%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 1385IU28%
Vitamin C 54.6mg66%
Calcium 469mg47%
Iron 9.6mg53%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.