Ham seemed like such a nice fitting with the honey garlic sauce but there are a few paths to take this one in. While you’re at it, make a double batch of honey garlic sauce and freeze some. We put it on pizza, it is wonderful on a turkey sandwich, mix it into pasta/mashed potatoes/roasted broccoli, add on a charcuterie board, or anywhere you’d like!
Tortellini in Honey Garlic Sauce with Ham
1 garlic head
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1, 19oz package of frozen cheese tortellini
~2-3 slices of ham (or chopped roasted chicken, or sausage, or skip to keep vegetarian)
Prep the honey garlic sauce: (roast the garlic in foil & olive oil and drizzle for 30-45 min until totally soft), then blend together the roasted garlic, olive oil, butter, honey, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Boil water for the pasta.
Chop the ham and warm a medium skillet to medium-high heat and sear the ham.
Cook the tortellini until they rise to the top (~4 min). Drain and mix together the pasta, sauce, and ham.
Sprinkle with some pepper.
I loved it. I won’t repeat it all that often but I consider it a success. We had it with roasted broccoli and it was good for variety and a sauce I make all the time for pizzas. I warmed leftovers then topped with a mound of arugula which is my happy place.