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Tortellini Primavera 

I saw this recipe on an episode of The Pioneer Woman and it just sounded delicious! My husband isn’t a big ham fan, but even he enjoyed it and so did our three year old! It’s a nice and light meal and is perfect for Spring! 


– 2 tbsp. butter 

– 1 whole medium onion, diced 

– 3 cloves garlic, minced 

– 3 whole carrots, diced 

– 1-1 1/2 cups cauliflower, chopped into small pieces 

– 1/2 cup chicken broth 

– 1/3 cup heavy cream 

– 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (the fine cheese by Kraft) 

– salt and pepper to taste 

– 1 cup cooked ham, diced 

– 1 cup frozen peas 

– 1 pound cheese tortellini, unfrozen

– extra parmesan for serving 


Begin by cooking the tortellini, cook a few minutes less than the package directions say. Drain and set aside. 

Melt the butter in a large stockpot. Add the onions and garlic and cook for about a minute. Add the carrots and cauliflower, stir and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the chicken broth and cook for about 5 minutes, until the liquid reduces a bit. Stir in cream and parmesan and stir. 

When the mixture is hot, stir in the peas, ham, salt, and pepper. Allow the ingredients to heat in the sauce. Once heated, add the cooked tortellini. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed. Serve with more grated Parmesan. 



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