Monday, June 8, 2009

Tortellini and Ham

I just made this yummy dish for lunch- I didn't have all the ingredients, so I had to do some substituting, but the general idea was the same, and it was really tasty!

Tortellini and Ham
1 pkg. (19 oz.) frozen cheese tortellini (or you can just cook up some dry)
1 cup frozen or fresh pepper strips
3 Tbsp. butter
1-1/4 cups cubed fully cooked ham
1 tsp. minced garlic
1-1/2 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried parsley flakes
1/4 tsp. pepper
4 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute pepper strips in butter until crisp-tender. Add ham and garlic; saute 1 minute longer. Combine the cornstarch, broth, basil, parsley and pepper; stir into pepper mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes until thickened.

Add 2 Tbsp. cheese. Drain tortellini; toss with ham mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

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