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Ham and Cheese Tortellini
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5 from 3 votes

Ham and Cheese Tortellini

This Ham and Cheese Tortellini dinner recipe is filling and flavorful.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 589kcal


  • 1 bag frozen tortellini a large bag
  • 9 oz black forest ham lunch meat
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas small bag
  • 1 ½ cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ onion
  • 8 oz chicken broth
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat.
  • Dice ½ an onion and brown in the skillet.
  • Open the ham and dice the ham. Add to the onion mixture.
  • Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant, 30-60 seconds.
  • In the skillet, add chicken broth and the tortellini. Cover and bring to a boil. Cook for 12 minutes.
  • Pour in ¼ cup heavy cream.
  • Add 1 ½ cups frozen peas (more or less depending on your preference) and stir into the tortellini mixture.
  • Stir in ½ cup of shredded Monterey Jack cheese and season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer the tortellini mixture from the skillet to a baking dish.
  • Top with the remaining Monterey Jack cheese and broil for about 3 minutes or until the cheese is getting bubbly. Be sure to watch it to make sure it doesn’t burn.
  • Serve immediately.


You can use any type of frozen tortellini that you like.
I also think buying the diced ham would work instead of cutting up lunch meat if you prefer.


Calories: 589kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 1227mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 699IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 369mg | Iron: 4mg