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Tortellini and Ham Recipe

Tortellini and Ham Recipe

A couple of convenience items form the base of this quick meal. It's sure to become a staple when you need a great last-minute weeknight supper. Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (19 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup frozen pepper strips, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/4 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Directions

  • 1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute pepper strips in butter until crisp-tender. Add ham and garlic; saute 1 minute longer.
  • 2. Combine the cornstarch, broth, basil, parsley and pepper; stir into pepper mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 3. Add 2 tablespoons cheese. Drain tortellini; toss with ham mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 453 calories, 22 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 1,168 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.