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ham and tortellini skillet

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Aurora McBee
Great Falls, MT

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
serves 6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For ham and tortellini skillet

  • 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.