Tortellini with Prosciutto & Peas

Here’s another classic dish…Tortellini with Prosciutto & Peas…after doing a little bit of research I found that the tortellini noodle has an obscure history. The story goes that a beautiful woman stayed at an Inn in a small town in the Providence of Modena. The Innkeeper was so captivated by her beauty that during the night he peeked through the keyhole to her room and saw only her navel…inspiring him to create this noodle. Crazy story! Anyway, whoever created it – it’s a very tasty pasta, especially when paired with prosciutto, peas, cream & cheese…

Tortellini with Prosciutto & Peas
20 oz pkg Buitoni Three Cheese Tortellini
2 shallots, diced
extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 oz diced prosciutto
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup half & half
1/2 cup Stella Parmesan-Asiago & Romano cheese

Prepare tortellini as package directs; drain. In a large sauté pan, sauté shallots in some extra virgin olive oil for 8 minutes; add garlic cloves, prosciutto and frozen peas. Sauté about 5 minutes more. Add the half & half; simmer an additional two minutes. Season if needed. Toss tortellini with the cheese; add the sauce and toss well. Serve hot. Makes 4-6 servings.


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