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Alright, now let’s talk food. Have you ever made something that you thought would be good, and then you taste it and are completely blown away by how good it really is? I have, many times, and the other night it happened again. I bookmarked this recipe months ago and just never got around to making it until the other night.
You guys, this Ham and Cheese Tortellini is amazing!! I honestly can’t even put into words how phenomenal this stuff is.
The night we had this, our dinner table conversaion went something like . . . Holy crap this is good! This is the best stuff evvvver!! This is deeeelicious! Can I take some for lunch tomorrow?, etc
It’s creamy, cheesy and too good for words. I have to be honest, I left the peas out, not just for my boys, but for me. I am not a fan of cooked peas. Now fresh out of the garden, yes and frozen, uncooked peas in seven-layer salad, definitely, but cooked peas. . . . blah! I thought about throwing in either diced carrots or corn, but just decided to sprinkle some parsley on top for color.
On top of being completely scrumptious, this meal is so, so quick and easy to make And by quick, I mean done and on the table in 20 minutes. I served it with a green salad and some yummy artisan bread. Might just be one of my new favorite meals!
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 12 oz ham , diced (I used deli ham)
- 1 cup chicken broth
- Salt & pepper (about 1/4-1/2 tsp. each)
- 9 oz tortellini (fresh or frozen)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup baby sweet peas , frozen (I left out)
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup shredded cheese (Swiss, Monterey Jack, or Pepper Jack)
Melt the butter in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook until golden brown. Add the ham and continue to cook until lightly browned.
Add the chicken broth, tortellini, salt and pepper to taste. Stir well and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat and simmer for 12 minutes until the tortellini is tender.
Stir in the peas (if using) and cream.
Remove from the heat and stir in ½ cup cheese until well combined. Top with remaining cheese, then place under the broiler in the oven until cheese is golden and bubbly, about 3 minutes. Enjoy!!
I used pepper jack cheese and we loved it. It gave it a little kick, but not too much. You could mix up the cheese and do half swiss and half pepper jack or whatever combination you like. Honestly guys, this stuff is so freaking good you will want to make it over and over.
The original recipe called for 2 cups of chopped onion, but I didn't want the onion flavor to over-power everything so I only used 1/2. Beside that, I think my boys would have shunned me if I'd used 2 cups of onion.
Recipe Source: adapated slightly from Kevin & Amanda