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You know me…. I’m ALL ABOUT super simple meals! It seems like the days get so busy that at 6pm I’m scrambling to pull something together while a screaming toddler is grabbing my legs. My husband makes fun of me because every month I make a dinner menu for the month and then I forget to follow it. That is why I ALWAYS have tortellini or ravioli in the freezer—I can always whip together a quick meal as long as I have those.
10 Minute Tortellini with Peas, Ham, & Sun Dried Tomatoes:
1 cup diced ham (I like to buy a large ham during the holidays when it’s on SUPER SALE and dice it up and freeze it so I always have some on hand—I separate it into 1 cup portion sizes in Ziplock freezer bags so I can pull it out and add it to all different recipes).
1 bag frozen peas
1 cup Roma tomatoes
1 bag tortellini
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (you can also use milk if you don’t have cream—it will just be thinner)
1 1/2 cups Italian Blend Shredded Cheese
2 TBS Butter
2 TBS Flour
Dice the Roma tomatoes in half- spritz with a little olive oil and broil for about 5 minutes= instant sun dried tomatoes!
Cook your tortellini as instructed on the package and add in ham and peas to cook along with it.
In a separate sauce pan melt your butter on LOW and add in the flour to make a roux (basically a thick lump sauce like substance- I had to Google it the first time I saw it in a recipe!). When you make a roux you need to constantly stir so it doesn’t scorch . Now, add in your cream and shredded cheese. Let that cook on low for about 10 minutes so it can all melt and thicken.