Ham & Cheese Tortellini – use that leftover ham to make this easy creamy tortellini dinner in 20 minutes! Great one pan meal any night of the week!
Easter is this weekend, are you ready? Picked up my ham yesterday, and am going the easy route this year. I am making Tangerine Glazed Ham and a side of cheesy potatoes. We have friends coming over for dinner, and they are bringing a side dish. Followed by French Silk Pie for dessert. That is eat. Easy, simple, and not a crazy amount of food. And then next week I am totally making this ham & cheese tortellini again!
So what do you do with your leftover ham? We do a couple things, but nothing all that special. Sandwiches, sometimes fried rice, just plain cold ham, or this Creamy Spring Gnocchi. Last time we had leftover ham I made this ham & cheese tortellini and my family fell in love. I actually had to go out and buy diced ham to make it a few more times, because it was requested so often. My family loves ham, but I think part of the reason they are so excited for Easter this year is because of the leftovers.
You know I love a one pan meal for quick and easy dinners on weeknights. And this ham & cheese tortellini is another hit. It is ready in 20 minutes, and I used a bag of frozen tortellini to make it easy and cheap. You can use the fresh tortellini in this too, it will work perfectly. My family isn’t a fan of peas, but if you want to add 1 cup of peas the last couple minutes of cooking, go for it! I wanted to add asparagus to it, but my family revolted. So just an easy one pan ham & cheese tortellini skillet is what we have and love in this house! So make sure you save some ham to make this soon!
Ham & Cheese Tortellini - use that leftover ham to make this easy creamy tortellini dinner in 20 minutes! Great one pan meal any night of the week!
5 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
20 minTotal Time
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 cups ham, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 (1 pound) package frozen cheese tortellini
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add ham and onions, saute for 5-6 minutes until onions are tender and the ham is lightly browned. Stir in garlic, and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
- Add tortellini, chicken stock, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover and cook for 8-10 minutes until tortellini is cooked.
- Stir in cheese and heavy cream until melted.
- Serve immediately
Adapted from Kevin & Amanda
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