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Tortellini Carbonara

(5 Votes)
SERVES
4
COOK TIME
30 Min

The creamy texture and smoky flavor of Italian-style carbonara sauce is what makes our easy recipe for Tortellini Carbonara taste like it came from a restaurant, but only we know what a cinch it was to prepare.

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (20-ounce) package refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
What To Do:
  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and set aside.
     
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp; remove to a paper towel-lined plate then crumble, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet.
     
  3. Add garlic to skillet, and saute 15 to 30 seconds.
     
  4. Add tortellini, bacon, and remaining ingredients to skillet, and stir gently until evenly coated. Cook over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes, or until heated through. Serve immediately.

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I did add one small chopped pepper and, a small pk. of mushrooms. A sure keeper

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Made this for lunch today, and loved it! Made a couple of minor changes: I have always found it easier to chop the bacon before cooking it, rather than crumble it afterward. And I used pecorino romano cheese instead of parmesan, because that's what I had. Simple, quick, and delish. Thank you, Mr. Ginsberg, wherever you are!

I found it super easy to make and delicious. The only things that I did different was that I and grilled chicken. Then instead of 3/4 cup of heavy cream and paemasean cheese, I increased the amount to 1 cup. Since I wanted more sauce for the tortellini . My kids loved it and are begging me to make it again real soon. It's a keeper in my house for sure.

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