Ham and Cheese Tortellini

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This Ham and Cheese Tortellini dish will become your family’s favorite dinner! It’s loaded with ham, peas and a creamy sauce over cheese-filled tortellini. It’s simple to make and absolutely delicious!

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This Ham and Cheese Tortellini will become your family’s new favorite dinner! Well, it’s become ours anyway. This dish is so incredible and comforting. Loaded with ham, peas and cheese-filled tortellini- it is a sure winner for lunch or dinner!

When I whipped this up for lunch the other day my kiddos were raving the entire time. Except for Kallen. He was picking his peas out and asking me why I would put them in? LOL Other than that he gobbled his up too.

I did use Pepper-Jack cheese in this, and the even though the kids still loved it, they said it was a tiny bit spicy. Next time I make it for them I’ll use Mozzarella or White Cheddar cheese instead. As for Kale and I, the Pepper-Jack cheese was amazing.

Oh, and I must remind you that this is a one pot meal. Yes, Ma’am. Easy dinner and easy clean-up makes me love this all the more. 😃

Ham, peas and a creamy sauce over cheese-filled tortellini. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com


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Ham, peas and a creamy sauce over cheese-filled tortellini. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com
Ham, peas and a creamy sauce over cheese-filled tortellini. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com
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Ham and Cheese Tortellini

This cheesy ham and tortellini dish will become a family-favorite!
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly


  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 ounces deli ham diced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 bags (9 ounces, each) tortellini fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup baby peas frozen
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 ½ cups shredded Pepper Jack or Mozzarella cheese divided


  • Melt butter in a large oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Add diced onion and cook until onion is translucent. Add garlic and stir for 30 seconds. Add ham. Cook and stir about 5 minutes.
  • Add chicken broth and tortellini. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine and let mixture come to a boil. Cover with lid, then reduce heat to low. Simmer 10 minutes or until tortellini is tender. Remove lid; stir in peas and cream. Remove from heat. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese.
  • Sprinkle remaining cheese evenly over the top. Place under broiler in oven until cheese is melted. (Watch closely the entire time so you don't burn it!) Serve and enjoy!



Ham, peas and a creamy sauce over cheese-filled tortellini. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com
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40 thoughts on “Ham and Cheese Tortellini

    1. 3 stars
      I used Barilla dry tortellini. I doubled the liquid to adjust… but it was still very dry. My suggestion is not to use dry tortellini. Not a receipe for us. Love all the components. Ended up remaking it with an alfredo sauce because I was so excited for this dish.

  1. Made this tonight and boiled the tortellini first, I think doing this made the dish a little liquidy from the broth and cream, so I think next time I’ll put them in frozen and hope the liquid goes down. Was still a great hit! Taste so healthy, even with the cheese.Especially with the Banana Blondies I made for dessert 🙂

  2. I made this for family that was in town for the weekend & if I could give it more than a 5 star rating, I WOULD! It was SO DELICIOUS!!!! I might just make it a weekly dinner but add different meats for variety. The sauce was mmm mmm good!

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  4. What kind of tortellini do I use? There’s all kinds of different cheese ones. Do you have a link to something from Walmart that I can use with this? I’m planning on making it the 20th when the in laws come in!

    1. I freeze the ham (leftover from Christmas) already diced and have frozen diced onion, so you just start throwing things in the pan. I don’t think you’d want to cook it then freeze it. Your tortellini would be soggy.

  5. Thank you for sharing a fantastic recipe – quick and easy, but just different enough from the usual that my kids gobbled it up!

  6. Fast, easy weeknight meal to use up leftover ham. I doubled the ham, added 1 lb of fresh asparagus cut in 1″ pieces toward the end of the noodles cooking and doubled the peas. It required about 1/4 more broth or water, but turned out well. Thanks for a one pot wonder in less than 20 min. Easily fed 5.

  7. I dont normally comment after making a recipe but this one is so good and easy to make . if you haven’t tried it yet you need to. Followed directions as shown. This is a keeper. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Just made this. Had to double the sauce because husband likes dishes like this saucy and creamy. Other than that, followed recipe exactly. Ooooooohhhhhh is it good! I love that it’s a one pot dish, perfect for a week night! Will definitely make this one again!

  9. Made this last night my fiancé and I absolutely loved it! We liked how the sauce wasn’t too rich like an Alfredo but was still creamy and delicious!

  10. I love this dish! It is easy to make and my whole family likes it. I am making a double batch next time so that we have leftovers!

  11. I just discovered your website! THAAAANK YOU!!! I might be overlooking it, but do you post serving sizes on your recipes and nutrition label?
    SO excited to try some of you recipes. I need allllll the help I can get!

    1. Angela, I am so glad you found my site too. I hope you enjoy the recipes! As of right now, I don’t have nutrition information for my recipes, but I am working on that. And I typically try to suggest serving sizes on each recipe.

  12. this has become one of my usual rotations for a couple years now, great with frozen tortellini Put in, easy to add in whatever else your family likes, and great leftover too! Family favorite in our house and quick and easy!

  13. 5 stars
    first day back to school as a teacher today and this recipe hit the spot. Easy, fast and delicious!! I had everything on hand but the cream. I did make a few changes – added 2 cloves of garlic and a minced jalepeno from the garden. Instead of peas, i put in diced green beans that i lightly steamed – also from the garden. Absolutely delicious.!! thanks so much

  14. 5 stars
    This recipe is so simple and so delicious! My 15 year old is the pickiest Of eaters and she ACTUALLY Requests we make this regularly. DEFINITELY a keeper, thanks for shAring!

  15. 5 stars
    ABSOLUTELY delish. I had to uSe 12oz’s of tortellini so i just threw in a whole bag of peas (yay more veggies) and My pickiest eater even had seconds. Thank you!

  16. hi, if I’m using refrigerated tortellini should I adjust the amount of chicken broth in the beginning? looking forward to making tonight!

  17. 4 stars
    Very nice, something to do with leftover ham! My husband said it was very good. Made it just like your recipe required. Will make again!

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