weeknight gourmet

Lemony Tortellini with Peas and Prosciutto

Taste: ***
Difficulty: Easy
Cleanup: Quick

After a long day at AdBuyer.com, I didn’t want to cook a complicated dish but I did want to relax in my kitchen and cook a meal for me and Tim.  I saw this super easy and flavorful pasta dish in Everyday Food.

I didn’t make any changes other than adding some parmesan cheese to the pot as a final touch.  The lemon and peas in the dish provide some great sunny flavors and the prosciutto adds a wonderful savoriness to the dish.

A delicious ending to a stressful day!

Lemony Tortellini with Peas and Prosciutto
Everyday Food

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook tortellini until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water. Add peas to pot; drain pasta mixture, and set aside.

In the same pot, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat; add prosciutto and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Add pasta mixture, pasta water, 1 tablespoon oil, and lemon zest and juice; toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

 

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