Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Creamy Tortellini

Creamy Tortellini with Ham and Peas

     I have seen many versions of a similar pasta dish.  The combination of these three ingredients just goes well together.  This meal is quick and easy but full of flavor.  The perfect combination for a weeknight meal or rainy weekend evening when you feel like whipping something up. Not sure if I can consider this Italian as I don't know if they actually eat something like this in Italy.  All I know is that I'm part Italian and anything pasta shortly becomes a favorite.  So here goes, my combination of ham, peas, and cheesy tortellini all rolled into a great dish.   Creamy Tortellini with Ham and Peas.


  • 1 bag frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup chopped ham
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 lg shallot diced
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 1/2 tbs ricotta
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • Small handful basil

     In a large pot boil some water and cook tortellini as directed.  In a medium sauté pan melt butter over medium high heat.  Sauté diced shallots until softened.  Toss in garlic and sauté.  Pour in wine and reduce.  Mix in ham and peas and heat.  Next add in cream, the ricotta, and basil leaves.  Lower heat and let simmer.  Toss in drained tortellini and incorporate till mixed through.  A wonderful version of Creamy Tortellini with Ham and Peas. Serves 2-4. 


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