Tortellini With Mushrooms and Prosciutto

Everyone has their birthday meal.  This was mine and I’m now sharing it with you. 

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Ingredients:

2 – 9 ounces packages cheese tortellini

3 tbs olive oil

1 large onion chopped

6 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto

2 tablespoons minced garlic

1 tsp crushed red pepper (more if your into that like me)

1 tsp black pepper

1 cup dry white wine

2 cups sliced mushrooms

2 cups red bell pepper

1 cup chopped green onions

1 cup fresh or frozen peas

1 1/2 cups whipping cream

1/2 cup fresh parsley

1/2 cup chopped fresh basil

1 cup freshly grated parmesan

Method: 

Cook tortellini in a large pot of boiling salted water.  Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over high heat.  Add onions, prosciutto, garlic, dried red pepper and black pepper.  Saute until onions are golden brown.  Add wine and bring the mixture to a boil.  Add mushrooms, bell pepper, green onions and peas and simmer until the liquid evaporates.  Add cream and boil until the sauce begins to thicken, roughly five minutes.  Add the tortellini to the mixture with parsley, basil, and parmesan. 

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