Tortellini and Ham Alfredo

Tortellini and Ham Alfredo

If you’re looking for an excellent recipe to use leftover ham, or if you’re just looking for a delicious dinner that will please the whole family… Tortellini and Ham Alfredo is super yummy as well as super easy to make 🙂

This homemade alfredo sauce will never have you going back to the jarred stuff again.

Butter, heavy cream, and parmesan cheese is all it takes and you have an outstanding sauce for really any pasta…but here we are using tortellini and adding ham and peas.

ingredients for the pasta dish

How to Make Tortellini and Ham Alfredo

Start with a 12 ounce bag of tortellini.

Boil the pasta according to package directions, then after draining it just rinse with cold water.

This will help stop the cooking and prevent the pasta from getting mushy as you make the sauce.

bag of tortellini before cooking

Set the same pot that you made the pasta in over medium heat.

Add butter and once that is melted add 1 1/2 cups heavy cream.

Let that bubble away for 4 to 5 minutes and will get nice and thick.

making alfredo sauce from scratch

Then add a cup of shredded parmesan cheese, a pound of diced ham, the cooked tortellini, and a cup of frozen peas.

Also, season with kosher salt and pepper.

adding cooked tortellini ham and peas

Stir until it’s all evenly mixed and the cheese is melted and the ham and peas are warmed through.

Taste for seasoning and add more kosher salt and pepper if needed.

Just keep in mind that ham is very salty on it’s own, so be careful not to add too much.

pasta dish mixed together in pot

Serve Tortellini and Ham Alfredo right away 🙂

Tortellini and Ham Alfredo

Although, if you do have leftovers they were seriously just as good the next day.

Tortellini and Ham Alfredo


Tortellini and Ham Alfredo


Tortellini and Ham Alfredo

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Tortellini and Ham Alfredo

Tortellini and Ham Alfredo is an easy and kid friendly meal, it's perfect for leftover ham! A one pot meal that's cheesy and delicious!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Dinner Recipes, Ham, Kid Friendly Meals, Leftover Ham, Pasta, Recipe, Tortellini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 586 kcal
Author Cheri Renee


  • 1 12 oz package tortellini
  • 2 Tbsps butter
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • kosher salt, pepper
  • 1 pound diced ham (I diced a thick cut ham steak)
  • 1 cup frozen peas


  1. Cook the pasta in boiling, salted water according to the package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water while you make the cream sauce.

  2. To the same pot add the butter and once melted add the cream, bring to a boil and reduce the heat to simmer for 4 to 5 minutes.

  3. Add the parmesan cheese, kosher salt, and pepper and stir until melted. Then add the diced ham, frozen peas, and cooked tortellini.

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