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Microwave Creamy Tortellini {Deep Covered Baker}

Need an easy recipe for your Pampered Chef Deep Covered Baker? You'll love this Creamy Tortellini with Ham and Peas.

Microwave Creamy Tortellini

I'm always on the lookout for easy weeknight dinners, like this Microwave Creamy Tortellini that is ready in less than 30 minutes thanks to the Pampered Chef Deep Covered Baker.

If you like my Chicken Tomato Pasta, give this one a try. It's another pasta-with-veggies-in-sauce recipe, which is a great formula for success at my house. Yours, too?

While this isn't a one-dish recipe (it's only two!), it's still weeknight-easy and a new take on mac-and-cheese (which my kids never tire of, but I do).

Serve it with a side salad for a great dinner. You can also replace the peas with another vegetable if your family prefers (like cut green beans, broccoli or fresh baby spinach).

 

Yield: 4 servings

Microwave Creamy Tortellini with Ham and Peas

Microwave Creamy Tortellini in the DCB
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8oz ham, diced
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 16oz frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen peas

Instructions

  • In a microwave-safe container (I use a large glass bowl), combine butter and flour and whisk until smooth. Add garlic and milk and whisk well.
  • Microwave, covered, on high 3-4 minutes or until thickened, stirring every 60 seconds.
  • Add cheese; whisk until smooth.
  • Add ham and pepper to sauce. Mix well, then set aside.
  • Combine tortellini and broth in Deep Covered Baker. Microwave on high 12-15 minutes or until tortellini are tender, stirring every 4-5 minutes.
  • Add cheese sauce to Baker, mix well. Stir in peas.
  • Microwave, covered, on high 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
  • Cover and let stand 2-3 minutes.
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    4

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 681Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 1532mgCarbohydrates: 72gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 39g
     

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    Jill @ Ripped Jeans and Bifocals

    Wednesday 20th of August 2014

    Just pinned! Yum! I love my deep covered baker - thank you! Jill

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