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Instant Pot Ham and Cheese Tortellini

Instant Pot Ham and Cheese Tortellini made with leftover ham in a creamy cheese sauce is a quick and easy recipe you can make in less than 30 minutes! A dump and start dinner! 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
pressure time 10 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 416kcal
Author Dee


  • 2 cups leftover ham cubed
  • 20 ounces cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup peas
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups colby jack cheese shredded
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese shredded


  • Add the ham to inner Instant Pot
  • Add the uncooked tortellini over the ham
  • Pour the water over and around tortellini
  • Sprinkle the garlic powder, sea salt and pepper on the tortellini, and place the lid on top
  • Turn valve to Sealing position, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 4 minutes. Pot will take a few minutes to reach pressure and begin counting down, then cook for 4 minutes 
  • When pot beeps, do a quick release. When pin drops, carefully open lid, and stir
  • Pour in the peas, then stir in the heavy cream and Dijon mustard
  • Gradually add the colby jack and Parmesan cheese, stirring until well blended and creamy. Sauce may be thin at first but will thicken up as it sits and cools


Make sure you use large 20-ounce package of refrigerated tortellini or 2 smaller packages. I used Buitoni brand here.
Recipe was made in a 6 quart Instant Pot pressure cooker. You can use an 8 quart without changing ingredient amounts.
Add more cheese for a thicker sauce. 


Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 947mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 333mg | Iron: 2mg