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Tortellini a la Carbonara

Rated as 4.3 out of 5 Stars

"A rich, creamy sauce with bacon and tortellini pasta. Tortellini means 'little twists' in Italian and is rumored to have been shaped after Venus's navel."
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30 m servings 1641
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix egg yolks, cream and cheese.
  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  3. Add tortellini and bacon to carbonara sauce; cook sauce over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 1641 calories; 154.9 27.6 36.4 693 1537 Full nutrition

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Has anyone else looked at the nutrional facts on this recipe? I'm sure it is good, however, it's a heart attack on a plate.

Most helpful critical review

I made this recipe with half cream and half milk. I did not like how it turned out. I am not sure why but I will not be using this again.

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Has anyone else looked at the nutrional facts on this recipe? I'm sure it is good, however, it's a heart attack on a plate.

Marina, life doesn't get any better than this. To cut down on the fat, I used evaporated skim milk. Believe me, when I've spent a week making low fat dinners, I'll definitely do the heavy cream ...

there's ways you can cut down on the calories if that's what you're watching. i substituted the egg yolks with egg beaters and used "smart bacon" (you can find this usually in the health section)

Now this is what I'm talking about. It's simple and non-time consuming. We made it last night and it was great.

This is now the favorite recipe in the house. This recipe is very rich and can also be used for other cream sauce recipes, it is very easy to make. Next time I will suggest adding some garlic ...

Who cares about the fat content? As long as you don't eat like this every day, why worry? This is an awesome, easy recipe. I used cheese tortellini, and added peas. My family LOVED it and there ...

I made this recipe for myself and my boyfriend. I used half heavy cream and half light cream, as I had some that I wanted to use up. I also added garlic powder to the sauce, because I didn't hav...

I didn't eat this only becuase I am on a low calorie diet and it pretty much exceeded my entire daily allowance! But my three year old and husband loved it, so much they want to eat it every we...

Very good! Really rich, a little goes a long way. My husband loved this!!