I’ve got a delicious and easy Cheesy Ham and Tortellini Bake for you today! Because I love a 30 minute meal! Especially one that the kids eat without complaint!
Those are my favorite.
Don’t you just love tortellini? I am obsessed. They literally cook in 2 minutes and they make a meal so much more fun than regular pasta. Why have plain pasta when you can have cheese-filled pasta? That’s my life motto.
Along with the tortellini, this yummy casserole has ham, peas, lots of swiss cheese, and a crispy Ritz cracker topping. Ritz crackers make everything better, right?
If you’re not into swiss, use whatever cheese you like. I’d actually bought Parmesan for this but I accidentally melted all of it onto tortilla chips during a weak moment over the weekend. Whoops.
But yes, any cheese will work! I wouldn’t go for, like, a pepperjack but you know, swiss, Parmesan, or cheddar would all be delicious.
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- 1 1 pound package cheese-filled tortellini
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup diced ham
- 1 cup swiss cheese
- 10 Ritz crackers crushed
Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 3 quart baking dish with nonstick spray.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add tortellini, and cook according to package instructions (about 3 minutes). In the last minute, add frozen peas. Drain.
In a skillet over medium heat, warm olive oil. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until soft and translucent. Add garlic and season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and stir in butter, heavy cream, ham and swiss cheese. Add tortellini and stir until the cheese has melted. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and top with crushed crackers.
Bake about 20 minutes or until bubbly.
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