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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


  • 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)


  • 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)


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.


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