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Prepless 20 Minute Tortellini Bacon Carbonara

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword tortellini bacon carbonara
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 542kcal
Author April

Ingredients

  • 12 oz tortellini
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup Swanson® Natural Goodness Chicken Broth 14.5 oz Can
  • 9 slices bacon I used fully cooked bacon from Walmart
  • 1 ½ cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper for taste
  • parsley for garnishment (optional)

Instructions

  • Cook the tortellini according to package directions. Drain set to the side.   
  • Cook the fully cooked bacon over medium high heat until crispy, about 3 minutes Only drain the fat if you are not using fully cooked bacon. Remove bacon and set to the side.
  • To the same skillet over medium heat, add the heavy whipping cream and parmesan cheese. Mix until the cheese has melted. Then add the broth. Mix well.
  • Add the tortellini and bacon to the skillet and combine until coated with parmesan sauce. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Garnish with parsley (optional)

Notes

Shortcuts:
The fully cooked bacon will take about 3 mins to crisp up. You can use regular turkey or beef bacon, however it will take a bit longer to cook and there will be more fat leftover. Make sure you drain off the fat.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 542kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 82g | Saturated Fat: 43g | Cholesterol: 261mg | Sodium: 758mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2092IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 614mg | Iron: 3mg