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Tortellini in Salsa Bianca

This is a warm savory dish that will welcome you home with open arms!!  At least that's how you will feel after you have a bowl of  tortellini  in Salsa Bianca. Just go ahead and cozy up with your significant other  and talk over your days activities feeling content as you  savor every mouth full of your Tortellini in Salsa Bianca.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword tortellini in white sauce
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4


  • 2 chopped shallots
  • 4 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tbsp sifted flour
  • 1 cup organic chicken broth low sodium
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup prosciutto or regular ham
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 1/2 cup grated locatelli cheese
  • 3/4 bag Tortellini (dried or frozen) (I do like the dry)

Salt and pepper to taste


    • Put your pot of water on for your tortellini.
    • Get another deep pan. Your going to put your shallots, garlic, butter and olive oil in; you are going brown up your veggies than your going to add chopped prosciutto and brown that up as well.
    • To this your going to add chicken broth and the peas and let them simmer for a few minutes
    • By this time your water should be boiling.  Your going to put your tortellini in the boiling water and stir as they cook.  Remember you want them to be a little "al dente" having it a little under cooked.
    • In the meantime your pea and prosciutto have been cooking.  Now your going to ladle them out and put them in a bowl and set them aside.
    • To this pan your going to add your sifted flour and just a little of your half and half mixture. Your going to keep your pan on low and slowly keep adding your half and half mixing as you continue to stir. until all incorporated.  Now the milk mixture should start thickening.
    • Next your going to add your grated Locatelli cheese and continue stirring and incorporating it.
    • Next your going to add in your ricotta cheese, also your going to add your salt and pepper  as well; stirring to combine all your ingredients. 
    • Next your going to add back in your peas and prosciutto mixture.
    • Lastly your going to add in your cooked tortellini, stir to incorporate all the flavors.  Now its time to call everyone to the table, buon appetito!!