Tempting Tortellini & Ham


9 oz cheese tortellini

1 c. peas

1/4 c. butter

1/4 c. all-purpose flour

1 1/4 c. fat-free milk

1/4 c. half and half cream

1 1/2 c. cubed, fully cooked lean ham

4 ounces fat free cream cheese, cubed

1/2 c. grated Romano cheese

1 tsp dried basil

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp pepper

1. In a large saucepan, cook tortellini according to package directions.

2. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add milk and cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened.

3. Add the ham, peas, basil, garlic powder, and pepper; cook and stir until cream cheese is melted. Drain tortellini; add to pan and heat through.