I made this pasta while my husband had his Fantasy Football draft last night. During this two hour process, he yelled, cheered, asked my opinion on who to draft and didn't take anything I said into consideration. For about 2.5 seconds he took a break and scarfed down this pasta. I asked him what I should name it and he said "awesome." Helpful.
So, take it from the football obsessed (yay, it's that time of year again, right?) Mr. Schwartz, this pasta is "awesome."
Creamy Tortellini Pasta
2 tablespoons butter
3 large shallots or 1/2 small onion
3 large cloves of garlic
2/3 cup proscuitto
2 10 oz packages refrigerated tortellini pasta
1 1/2 cups cream (you could sub some half and half instead)
1 generous cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 cups (give or take, I like a lot of peas) frozen peas
In a large skillet melt the butter on medium heat. Add the chopped shallots and garlic. Let this cook for about 2 minutes. After two minutes add the prosciutto and let this cook for about 3 minutes.
Meanwhile, boil the water and cook the pasta according to the directions on the package.
Add the cream, cheese, salt and pepper, tomato paste and peas to the large skillet. Let this bubble and warm through. Add the pasta to the large skillet and toss to coat.
Serve in a big bowl and enjoy!
Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz