Tortellini Primavera


This is a quick pasta dish with fresh vegetables. Use whatever is fresh or whatever you like the best.

Tortellini Primavera


  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 carrots, small dice
  • 1 zucchini, small dice
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 whole basil leaves, chopped or chiffonade
  • ¾ cups cooked ham, large dice
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • extra parmesan, for serving
  • extra basil, for serving
  • 1 pound cheese or spinach tortellini


  1. Cook tortellini a couple of minutes less than package directions.
  2. Drain and set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  4. Add the carrots, stir, and cook 3 minutes.
  5. Add the onions, zucchini, and garlic and stir to cook until softened.
  6. Splash in wine and broth, then cook for 3 minutes, until the liquid reduces a bit.
  7. Stir in cream and Parmesan.
  8. When the mixture is hot, stir in peas, ham, salt, and pepper.
  9. Allow them to heat up in the sauce.
  10. When the sauce is hot, stir in the tortellini.
  11. Check for seasonings, add more if needed.
  12. Serve with extra Parmesan and basil.

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