Home Dinner Instant Pot Creamy Tortellini with Ham and Peas

Instant Pot Creamy Tortellini with Ham and Peas

by Kristen

This Instant Pot Creamy Tortellini with Ham and Peas is an easy recipe you can make for your family in under 20 minutes.  All you need is a few pantry ingredients and an Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker.  This dish is creamy, cheesy, and has a flavor that will satisfy everyone’s taste buds!  

One thing I LOVE the most about my Instant Pot is being able to cook one-pot pasta dishes at hardly any time at all!  When you cook pasta in your Instant Pot you will want to pressure cook for 1/2 the cooking time that you see on the box of pasta.  So if your pasta says boil for 8 minutes you will want to pressure cook it for 4.   Once you get the hang of cooking pasta dishes in your pressure cooker, you will be able to add flavors you like to your favorite pasta dishes.  This meal only has a few ingredients.

Ingredients 

Tortellini Pasta – the kind you find in the dry pasta aisle

chicken broth or you can use water for your liquid

water

olive oil

garlic you can also sub garlic powder

salt

pepper

Italian seasoning

diced up ham

frozen peas

milk or heavy cream

mozzarella cheese

parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. In the inner pot, combine the water, chicken stock tortellini, peas, diced ham, olive oil, garlic, and Italian seasoning.  Stir and make sure that the pasta is completely submerged in the liquid.  Pour more water over the pasta if you need more for the pasta to be submerged.
  2. Secure the lid and pressure cook on high pressure for 5 minutes, then quick- release the pressure and remove the lid.  Press cancel to stop additional cooking.
  3. Stir in Mozzarella and parmesan cheeses while the pasta is still piping hot.  Add milk or heavy cream and stir in last.
  4. Serve while the pasta is still warm

You will love the way the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses melt into the perfect sauce for this pasta!  You can use any kind of tortellini you like, but my kids prefer cheese tortellini.  The total time for this meal is less than 20 minutes, very little prep time is needed.  This is s true dump-and-go recipe that kids love!  I highly recommend making this for dinner tonight!  You can make a quick side salad for this easy one-pot meal!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 12 ounces dried tortellini
  • 1 10 ounce bag frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup diced ham
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seaaoning
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup whole milk or heavy cream

Instructions

  1. In the inner pot, combine the water, chicken stock tortellini, peas, diced ham, olive oil, garlic, and Italian seasoning.  Stir and make sure that the pasta is completely submerged in the liquid.  Pour more water over the pasta if you need more for the pasta to be submerged.

  2. Secure the lid and pressure cook on high pressure for 5 minutes, then quick- release the pressure and remove the lid.  Press cancel to stop additional cooking.

  3. Stir in Mozzarella and parmesan cheeses while the pasta is still piping hot.  Add milk or heavy cream and stir in last.

  4.  Serve while the pasta is still warm

     

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