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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Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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