Tortellini with Rosemary Ham and English Peas

by jerseygirl on May 12, 2011 · 15 comments

Today I have another quick easy recipe but this also has a gourmet twist. Instead of using deli ham and frozen peas, I used rosemary ham and fresh English peas purchased from Trader Joe’s. It gave the dish much more flavor. Make sure you cook the English peas a little more than frozen ones as they need to be softened up a little. If you can’t find rosemary ham or English peas, don’t be afraid to use what you have.

Time to run. I have a lot going on as I leave for BlogHer Food next week. I can’t wait!

Tortellini with Rosemary Ham and English Peas

16 ounces tortellini (I like the tri colored ones)
2 TBS olive oil
4 ounces rosemary ham, chopped
1 cup fresh English peas
1 cup chicken broth
1 TBS dried Italian seasoning
salt and crushed red pepper to taste
grated Parmesan cheese for serving

Cook tortellini in salted water according to package instructions. Drain and keep warm when they are cooked. In the meantime, heat oil on medium in a large saute pan. Add ham and peas. Saute for 5 minutes then add chicken broth and Italian seasoning. Simmer on low for 10 minutes. Add cooked tortellini. If pasta looks dry, add a little pasta water to the pan. Stir and simmer for a few minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Top with grated cheese before serving. Makes 3 to 4 servings. Recipe can easily be doubled.

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Tiffany @ Eat at Home May 12, 2011 at 10:11 am

This is right up our alley! Yum!


Jennifurla May 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

Looks great, and super easy. Gotta love Trader Joes.


The Japanese Redneck May 12, 2011 at 11:26 am

I really wish we had a Trader Joes. That sounds like a really great store.

Looks like a yummy dish.


Dan May 12, 2011 at 11:38 am

Second recipe in the last 24 hours I've seen that specifically calls for "English" peas.

Looks yummy.


Lana @ Never Enough Thyme May 12, 2011 at 11:57 am

Sounds delicious! And easy, too.


Aggie May 12, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Great dinner idea! I love how quick tortellini cooks up, one of my favorite pastas. This is yummy Lisa!!


That Girl May 12, 2011 at 12:41 pm

I don't love rosemary ham, but I do love English peas!


Jane Bonacci - The Heritage Cook May 12, 2011 at 1:09 pm

I love rosemary ham, but never thought to use it in a recipe. Great idea!


megan @ whatmegansmaking May 12, 2011 at 1:58 pm

I tend to love anything with tortellini in it! 🙂


chefanie May 12, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I love pasta so much it is ridiculous! I just got a shipment of peas. I should try this one.


Amanda May 12, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Sounds wonderful, saving this 🙂


Ciao Chow Linda May 14, 2011 at 4:15 pm

A delicious and colorful dish that I could eat over and over.


Leslie May 14, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Grrrrr.I wish I had a trader Joes near me!
This looks yummy!
See you in a few days!!!


That Girl May 15, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Have fun at Blogher Food!


Meaghan Luby May 18, 2011 at 10:12 am

what a delicious palate of flavors! thanks for sharing! love it, as per usual 🙂
<3 meaghan


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