Creamy Tortellini with Ham and Parmesan

This dish is super quick to prepare, yet it’s “fancy” enough for company – everyone loves it, thanks to the whipping cream that makes it so rich and creamy.  Use whatever cooked meat you have on hand – I’ve even thrown in pepperoni in a pinch before. 

As seen on Chef Alli’s Farm Fresh Kitchen as part of MomsEveryday on WIBW with Amanda Lanum, sponsored by the Kansas Farm Food Connection.

1 Tbs olive oil|
3 cloves garlic, minced
20 oz Buitoni mixed cheese tortellini, cooked according to pkg directions
1 cup chopped cooked ham or cooked Italian sausage
2-3 cups whipping cream
1/3 cup frozen peas, thawed
salt and pepper, to taste

In a large skillet over medium heat, brown off ham a bit, adding in garlic and tossing as it cooks with the ham, approx 1-2 minutes.

Add 2 cups cream to same skillet and simmer till slightly thickened, then add tortellini to pan, as well. Add more cream if needed, to make a nice creamy consistency. Continue to gently simmer until mixture is hot throughout and cream has thickened nicely.

Toss in peas; garnish with shredded Parmesan to serve.

Now You’re Cookin’,
Chef Alli

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