Cheese Tortellini in Ham Sauce

Cheese Tortellini in Ham Sauce


1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
1½ cups chopped fresh broccoli
¼ cup butter, cubed
¼ cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup low fat (1%) milk
¼ cup half-and-half cream
1½ cups cubed fully cooked lean ham
4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
½ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 large tomato, seeded and chopped


1. In a large saucepan, cook tortellini according to package directions, adding the broccoli during the last 5 minutes of cooking.

2. In a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat, melt butter.

3. Whisk in flour until smooth; gradually add milk and cream.

4. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened.

5. Add the ham, cheeses, basil, oregano, garlic powder and pepper; cook and stir until cream cheese is melted.

6. Stir in tomato.

7. Drain tortellini mixture; add to the pan and heat through.

Makes 6 servings

Nutrition Information:

¾ cup equals:

334 calories
16 grams fat (9 grams saturated fat)
66 mg cholesterol
865 mg sodium
29 grams carbohydrate
2 grams fiber
19 grams protein

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