Cooktop Cove: How to make ham and cheese tortellini bake
I love my cast iron skillet for many reasons, but the best thing about it has got to be how it cuts down on mess. I love using it for all-in-one-dish recipes like this one, which starts on the stovetop and finishes in the oven. The entire meal comes together in the skillet in about 30 minutes.
Tortellini is simmered in chicken broth instead of boiled in water and drained, for a more flavorful result. Fully cooked ham and frozen peas add heartiness to the pasta for a complete meal. A dusting of parmesan and mozzarella give the dish a crusty, melty lid of cheese.
Pro Tip: Give this dish a rich, smokey flavor by adding 1 teaspoon (2 g) of smoked paprika to chicken broth and replacing the mozzarella with smoked gouda.
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