Brown Butter Tortellini with Spinach & Ham

Another super yummy pasta recipe from my sister-in-law Cassie.  It’s adapted from a pampered chef recipe, but I can never follow a recipe to a T so I’ve altered it a bit and it’s soooo easy and yummy.


1 pkg (20 oz) cheese-filled tortellini
1 pkg (6 0z) fresh baby spinach leaves
1 8 0z piece cooked ham steak (you could you cubed ham also)
1 large red bell pepper
1/4 cup butter (do not use substitute margarine)


1. Cook Tortellini according to package
2. Dice ham and red pepper and place spinach in a colander
3. Add butter to skillet; heat over medum heat 5-7 minutes or until butter is a deep brown color, occasionally swirling skillet.  Immediately add bell pepper.  Reduce heat to low; add ham and garlic.
4.  Pour tortellini in colander over spinach and add to butter mixture and serve.

Mel’s additions:
I added one clove of garlic and I also cooked ham before I added it so it was a little brown.
I think I’d add some sauteed mushrooms next time and maybe some onion and some sort of parmasan reggiano cheese on top.


About melsorens

I'm a mommy who has the privilege of staying home with my three little mouths to feed and two big mouths who love to eat. I'm a believer in moderation so all of these might not be the healthiest recipes, but there is a variety and I believe in eating that way and not leaving anything out. I love good food, I like to cook, I'm not that great at it but I'm always up to try new things, share recipes and eat some more!! These are a collection of random recipes that I have in stored in a bunch of different places...this is my attempt to become more organized, so enjoy and let me know if any of these are yummy to you. View all posts by melsorens

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