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Tortellini Alfredo

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

Refrigerated tortellini, ham, mushrooms and peas are treated to a mild homemade Alfredo sauce in this fast fix Chris Snyder shares. "When we're having company, I prepare this dinner shortly before guests arrive, put it in a casserole dish and keep it warm in the oven," notes the Boulder, Colorado reader.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (9 ounces each) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup thinly sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1-3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

Directions

  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Add the peas, mushrooms and ham; cook until mushrooms are tender. Stir in cream and pepper; heat through. Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese until melted.
  2. Drain tortellini and place in a serving dish; add the sauce and toss to coat. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 579 calories, 45g fat (27g saturated fat), 161mg cholesterol, 812mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein.

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