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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 cup: 523 calories, 37g fat (21g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 651mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g 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

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.


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middjett
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2014

"This was pretty good. I used chopped ham in place of bacon, added onion, garlic and fresh sauteed mushrooms. I used a substitution for the heavy cream to cut back on the calories and fat. All in all, it was quite good and easy to prepare."

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Michelle J. Zimmerman
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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KateNicole
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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Montana86
Reviewed May. 23, 2013

"Added fresh sauted mushrooms and garlic"

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debnmike2
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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mamamowe15
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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MyLittleChickadees
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"This was absolutely awesome! Our family of three had a very small amount of leftovers when we served a single batch with a Caesar salad."

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ottis_1
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"I added sauteed onion and garlic to this. love this dish!"

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skayt
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2011

"Quick, easy, and delicious. The cheese sauce with bacon and parsley is an excellent flavor combination."

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sarah2830
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2011

"This is a very quick, easy, & delicious recipe..I always double the ingredients!!"

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