Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tortellini in Cream and Ham Sauce

One of my favorite things about Christmas is leftover ham. I love ham and don't make it enough. Here's a yummy recipe that you can make with your leftover ham. Enjoy!

Tortellini in Cream and Ham Sauce

1 pkg of tortellini (frozen pkgs are cheaper than the non-frozen ones)
1 cup milk
1/2 pint of heavy cream
1 small onion, chopped
1 small pkg of diced ham (approx. 1 cup)
2-3 Tbsp flour
3 Tbsp butter
8 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded

Cook tortellini while working on the rest of the recipe.

Melt butter in frying pan, add chopped onion. Saute onion until soft (approx 2-3 minutes), add ham and cook until warm. Add flour and mix well (this will look like a pretty thick, lumpy mixture). Cook until flour starts to turn golden in color. Add cream and milk and lower the heat. Stir this mixture until it starts to thicken. It will have a nice creamy consistency when it is ready.

Put cooked tortellini in a casserole and pour ham and cream sauce over it. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top, covering the entire mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 30 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown.

This recipe is from Jessie Schroder--thanks, Jess!

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