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Hot Tortellini Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6-8 servings

Once you've cooked the tortellini, the rest of this salad is a breeze to finish in the microwave. Sour cream provides the mild coating over this memorable medley of pasta, ham and broccoli shared Catherine Allan of Twin Falls, Idaho.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 4 to 5 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 ounces fully cooked ham, julienned
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

Directions

  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine the broccoli, onions and butter. Cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes; stir. Cook 2 minutes longer or until broccoli is tender.
  2. Drain tortellini; add to broccoli mixture. Stir in the ham, sour cream and basil. Cover and microwave on high for 30-90 seconds or until heated through. Let stand for 2 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 184 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 343mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

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