Creamy Tortellini with Prosciutto and Peas is made with cheese tortellini, crispy prosciutto, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, tomatoes, and peas. This Tortellini Ai Formaggio is such a popular tortellini pasta dish.
This is an Italian pasta dish that we love to make for special occasions. We love the creaminess of the tomato cream parmesan cheese sauce paired with the crispy prosciutto and the tender cheese tortellini.
You can make this Tortellini with Prosciutto and Peas in less than 20 minutes, from start to finish!
What ingredients are in Creamy Tortellini with Prosciutto and Peas?
- Cheese Tortellini
- Prosciutto (Italian cured Ham)
- Parmesan Cheese
- Heavy Cream
This is the perfect weeknight dish with family or friends with a side of garlic bread and an Italian salad. Christmas Tortellini Pasta is made with 4-cheese tortellini pasta tossed in a tomato cream sauce with prosciutto, peas, and parmesan cheese. A decadent and popular Italian dish.
When my husband and I decided to take that crazy plunge called marriage over 19 years ago (yes, I am getting old), we were young, poor college students....both working our tails off to finish our degrees while living in a tiny apartment. Date nights were a huge deal as there was nothing we looked forward to more than a night out. It helped us forget about the massive amount of studying we still needed to do.
There was this Italian restaurant up the road that was a total dive. By the way it looked on the outside, you would have never guessed the quality of the authentic Italian food being served on the inside. As we looked over the menu, one dish came highly recommended. It was a tortellini dish with prosciutto and peas in a creamy tomato sauce. Hook, line, and sinker....it was one of the best dishes I had ever eaten. Dean and I were living on a student budget, so we split the dish and would savor every single bite! We also managed to eat two whole loaves of french bread in the process.
I asked them for the secrets of their Tortellini with Prosciutto and Peas but never got the recipe. However, I think that I am pretty darn close to their tortellini perfection with this Christmas Tortellini Pasta recipe.
My kids devour this dish, even with the peas! This Tortellini with Prosciutto and Peas has the salty goodness of prosciutto, and the richness of cheese tortellini all topped off with a fresh tomato cream sauce. We call this our Christmas tortellini because we eat it each year during the holidays and of course because of its colors - red, white, and green. It's the perfect comfort food during this time of year. Oh, and did I mention it was easy? Bonus.
This Tortellini with Peas and Prosciutto in a rich homemade tomato cream sauce will have you coming back for more. It is the combination of ingredients that make you want to keep on eating -- the tender cheesy pasta, the rich tomato cream sauce, the crispy prosciutto, the freshness from the peas, and the nuttiness from the parmesan cheese. It's one of our favorite pasta dishes in our family!
We all need easy dishes this time of year so go whip up something that will taste as if you've been working for hours in the kitchen. This Tortellini Pasta with Prosciutto and Peas will do the trick.
I just want to wish each of you a beautiful and magical Christmas season. May you enjoy the comfort of your family and great food.
Happy Cooking! xo
Super easy and delicious recipe. I took your advice and combined the 1/2 the tomatoes and heavy cream in a blender first. I wanted the tomato texture in the sauce, but more of a creamy sauce. It was a nice middle ground. I used pancetta instead of prosciutto because that's what I had. It was good with it. I want to make this again, but use prosciutto.
Yay Jenn I am so glad that you loved this recipe! Thank you so much for trying it out!
This dish was a perfect side for a Christmas potluck. I was short on time and needed a side dish so I gave this one a try, The red, green and white tortellini gave it a festive look. It was so easy to prepare and full of flavor. It was a big hit at our potluck. This one is on my "make it again" list.
When Bobby and I lived in California we had our favorite italian restaurant. They had a ravioli dish that was a lot like your tortellini.. I can't wait to try it. I've missed it so much! Thanks for being good at what you do with food and creating recipes.
I love you, Aunt Cindy! Thanks as always for your support. Let's do lunch soon! 🙂