Ham and Tortellini Skillet

Aurora McBee


This recipe is based loosely on a Taste of Home recipe. It's a great way to reinvent leftover ham! It's very quick and simple and uses mostly pantry ingredients.


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 pkg
    cheese tortellini, 20 ounces or so
  • 1/2 c
    bell pepper, diced
  • 1 c
    broccoli florets
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 1/2 c
    ham, cubed
  • 2
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 c
    chicken broth
  • 1/2 c
    milk or cream
  • 2 tsp
    corn starch
  • 1 Tbsp
    basil pesto (or dried basil)
  • 4 Tbsp
    grated fresh parmesan cheese
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp

How to Make Ham and Tortellini Skillet


  1. Cook tortellini according to directions on package. Drain and set aside.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat in a heavy skillet. Saute bell pepper and broccoli until slightly tender. Add ham and garlic, saute until heated through. (I let the ham get a little crispy, which was delicious)
  3. Combine broth, cornstarch, and pesto and add to skillet. Bring to boil and cook until thickened.
  4. Add milk or cream, tortellini, peas, and half of the cheese. Toss well. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and serve.

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About Ham and Tortellini Skillet

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Main Dishes, Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #ham, #Leftover

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