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’,