Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
- 8 bacon strips, chopped
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
- Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Pour off drippings.
- In same pan, combine cream, cheese, parsley and bacon; heat through over medium heat. Stir in tortellini. Serve immediately.
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Nutrition Facts1 cup: 527 calories, 36g fat (20g saturated fat), 121mg cholesterol, 728mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.
Feb 20, 2019
I've made Carbonara with eggs, but this is easier. Take the mixture out of the pan you cooked it in to add the eggs or you'll run the risk of having scrambled eggs. I think using half cream and half eggs is genius!
Feb 7, 2019
My family loved this recipe. I doubled the sauce, used Keisarinna cheese
Oct 8, 2018
I knew this would be good, but as with all recipes that have limited ingredients, spices are left out. I chopped two garlic cloves and heated until fragrant (about 30 sec) before making the sauce. I also included salt and pepper to the sauce. It was absolutely delicious! My husband loved it. I will definitely make this again.
Jun 13, 2018
Wow! How can something this simple be so good. I was skeptical at first with so few ingredients for the sauce, but the sauce is out of this world. Will make this again for sure!
May 8, 2018
Made with a larger package of tortellini and frozen cooked bacon heated in the microwave. Very easy and yummy! Did not add the parsley.
May 3, 2018
Very easy to make and 2/3 of my family liked it, which is good for us. I used pancetta instead of bacon and it was really good. I usually don't have that on hand but it's a nice substitution. I also added spinach, peas, and mushrooms to get some veggies in. Cook a big batch of bacon ahead of time and freeze for a super fast weeknight meal.
Apr 18, 2018
My family Loved it. I did double the recipe. We do like some meat in our meals so I cut up bite size pieces of chicken. Seasoned and sauteed it. Added it at the very end. Very yummy!
Apr 1, 2018
Wonder how some basil pesto would work in this recipe?
Mar 21, 2018
Yummy. I added the eggs to the sauce as indicated.
Jan 28, 2018
I replace the parsley with a generous bunch of chopped, fresh spinach, or thawed frozen peas, stirred in just before serving. And don't forget to set aside some bacon pieces for garnish! This is pretty much the only way I use tortellini and ravioli.