Tortellini Carbonara Recipe
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Tortellini Carbonara Recipe

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Creamy Tortellini Carbonara sent in by Cathy Croyle calls for only five ingredients and comes together in mere moments. The Davidsville, Pennsylvania cook simmers a rich bacon and Parmesan cheese sauce in one pan while boiling packaged tortellini to perfection in another. Then she combines the two to create a memorable main dish. "Add more cheese or additional parsley to the sauce to fit your family's taste," Cathy recommends.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 523 calories, 37 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 128 mg cholesterol, 651 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the bacon, cream, parsley and cheese; cook over medium heat until heated through.
  2. Drain tortellini; toss with cream sauce. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tortellini Carbonara in Quick Cooking May/June 2003, p14

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 523 calories, 37 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 128 mg cholesterol, 651 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 18 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

I made this dish for an afternoon luncheon with my friends. They raved and thought I had worked on it for hours. It was sooooo easy (and delicious!)

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Reviewed Sep. 10, 2013

I'm giving this recipe 5 stars just because it is soooo easy! I am super picky when it comes to good italian food, but the taste is just delicious. I didn't have fresh parsley so I used dried Italian herbs. I also added some garlic, extra cheese and peas. Next time I want to add mushrooms too.

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Reviewed May. 23, 2013

Added fresh sauted mushrooms and garlic

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Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

Love this! Will definitely double for lunch leftovers next time. Made exactly as recipe stated. Nothing to improve on.

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Reviewed Feb. 14, 2012

I used ckn tortellini, sauteed onions, mushrooms, and garlic, and used turkey bacon and added Italian seasoning and my hub ate almost the whole pot. Very good base for a great recipe.

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