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Tortellini Carbonara

Rated as 4.51 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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Ingredients

20 m servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large saucepan, combine the bacon, cream, parsley and cheese; cook until heated through. Meanwhile, prepare tortellini according to package directions; drain and transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle cheese sauce over tortellini and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

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I usually don't review a recipe if I deviate too much from the original, it just doesn't seem right to judge something you've changed too much. I have to rate this though because I used it as a...

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I made this exactly as directed, and my family didn't care for it, sorry. I am not sure why, as we like all of the ingredients.

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I usually don't review a recipe if I deviate too much from the original, it just doesn't seem right to judge something you've changed too much. I have to rate this though because I used it as a...

This is a good "base" from which to build a delicious sauce. I added one clove of minced garlic. Rather than parsley, I added fresh basil. I also put a smidgen of cornstarch to thicken it.

This recipe is not all that inspired or authentic, but it's solidly good and a decent base for add-ins. I added slightly more cheese, lots of black pepper, and some peas and green onions. Tasty ...

We really liked this. Very quick and easy to make, yet tastes wonderful! The fresh parsley really gives it a good flavor along with the bacon and freshly grated parmesan cheese. We'll be makin...

I made this last night with a few additions. I added grilled chicken and peas to the sauce. Everything else I did according to the recipe. It was nothing too fancy, but so easy and delicious....

My husband and I tried this recipe last night following the recipe to the letter with the exception of adding fresh basil and garlic. It was amazing! My husband said it was the best white sauce ...

So delish. Make sure you use real parm. regg.

This recipe is def a keeper. I didn't make any changes, perfect the way it is.

A very good pasta dish! I added chicken and peas, so I made a little extra sauce (1/2 cup more cream and a handful more cheese). It was very simple and fast and tasted great!