Saturday, July 19, 2008

Tortellini with Ham & Peas

1 lb. fresh or frozen cheese tortellini
1 cup frozen peas
3 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 -1 lb. small chopped ham pieces
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook tortellini until just al dente, don't over cook. Add peas to pot for last 30 seconds of cooking time.
Drain tortellini and peas and return to pot. Stir in butter, cream, salt, pepper, Parmesan and ham. Turn stove on to medium heat and cook, stirring, until ingredients are heated through, 2-3 minutes. Serve immediately.