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Tortellini with peas and prosciutto


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  • salt
  • 1 lb tortellini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 oz prosciutto or pancetta, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


Servings 4


Step 1

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add tortellini and cook as directed.
Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium. Add olive oil and prosciutto, cook until crisp, 3-4 minutes. Stir in garlic and tomato paste, cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Ladle in 1 cup of pasta water and simmer until reduced, 3-4 minutes. Add cream and simmer until thick, 2-3 minutes.
Add peas to boiling water with tortellini for 2 minutes. Drain tortellini and peas and add to skillet, tossing to coat with sauce. Stir in parsley and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.


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