I was just typing this up for a friend. This is one of our favorite recipes and really is easy. Enjoy!
1 package fresh tortellini – it tastes best if it has Italian sausage with chicken in it. We are on a budget so I use frozen tortellini with cheese in it and I think it tastes just as good. **One package of tortellini serves about four people
½ lb. honey ham from the deli
1 cup whipping cream
3 oz. butter (6 tablespoons)
pinch of grated nutmeg
¾ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese – I like Locatelli or Romano cheese
salt and freshly ground pepper
Combine the ham, cream, butter, nutmeg and half the Parmesan cheese in a saucepan and heat slowly. Do NOT boil or the sauce will curdle, season with salt and pepper.
Bring a large pot of salted water (1 tablespoon salt) to boil and cook the tortellini in it until done. Drain. Serve topped with the ham sauce and the remaining Parmesan cheese.
If you use more than one package of tortellini, you will need to double the recipe for the sauce.