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Christmas Tortellini Pasta

This Christmas Tortellini Pasta has the salty goodness of prosciutto, the richness of cheese tortellini and topped off with a fresh tomato cream sauce.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword tortellini pasta with proscuitto
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey

Ingredients

  • 18 - 20 ounces Cheese Tortellini I buy the fresh refrigerated tortellini
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 3 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/4 pound Prosciutto cut into thin strips
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 - 14 1/2 ounce can Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 3/4 cup Frozen Peas
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Basil thinly sliced
  • Salt + Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook tortellini according to package instructions. Generously salt water before adding pasta.
  2. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add prosciutto and cook for 2-3 minutes, until slightly crispy.
  3. Add heavy cream and tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. If you prefer a creamy tomato sauce, you can blend the heavy cream and tomatoes before adding to skillet.
  4. Stir in peas and let cook for 3-4 minutes longer. Stir in 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (reserving 1/4 cup for garnish). Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Toss tortellini and tomato cream sauce together. Top with remaining Parmesan Cheese and Fresh Basil ribbons.