This is a recipe that my friends love and ask for again and again! I serve it with a crusty loaf of bread and salad. All ingredients are approximate and you should vary according to your own individual tastes!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion and bacon until onion is translucent and bacon is brown; remove from skillet and drain on paper towelling.

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  • 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.

  • Return onion/bacon mixture to skillet and add cooked tortellini. Toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil and heat through. Place in serving dish or bowl, sprinkle with vinegar and cheese and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

344 calories; protein 11.8g 24% DV; carbohydrates 23.6g 8% DV; fat 22.9g 35% DV; cholesterol 35.8mg 12% DV; sodium 529.5mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2003
One word awesome! I added some red bell pepper some basil and topped with sharp provolone cheese instead of the parmasean. There were no leftovers even though it was just me and my husband - - - it was that good! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2004
It was good but not amazing. Pancetta Bacon: It will be very difficult for most people to find at the local grocery store. It is a fancy style of bacon that is made from the same cuts as standard bacon but is generally more expensive and curred over a longer period of time using salt. Regular bacon will suffice. This recipe was interesting and had good flavor but lacked the kick I usually look for. I DO recommend everyone trying this at least once. This will not be a part of my regular rotation. Read More
(36)
211 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 99
  • 4 star values: 67
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 17
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2003
One word awesome! I added some red bell pepper some basil and topped with sharp provolone cheese instead of the parmasean. There were no leftovers even though it was just me and my husband - - - it was that good! Read More
(42)
Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2004
It was good but not amazing. Pancetta Bacon: It will be very difficult for most people to find at the local grocery store. It is a fancy style of bacon that is made from the same cuts as standard bacon but is generally more expensive and curred over a longer period of time using salt. Regular bacon will suffice. This recipe was interesting and had good flavor but lacked the kick I usually look for. I DO recommend everyone trying this at least once. This will not be a part of my regular rotation. Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2004
My husband and I LOVED THIS. I'm a very inexperienced cook and my new year's resolution was to cook a lot more. This couldn't have been easier and the taste seems sophisticated to my inexperienced palate. I would even serve this to my mother in law if she weren't a heartless hag! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
This was good but made only two servings. I used procuitto instead of bacon. Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2006
I used 4 cheese tortellini & I didn't have pancetta so I subbed some diced prosciutto instead. I'm pretty sure that the reviewers who said that the 2 tbp. olive oil was a typo & that balsamic vinegar should be used instaed are correct but I love browned butter & took the suggestion to add 2 tbp. of that (in addition to the balsamic vinegar.) I also added some minced garlic & some italian seasoning. This was far from bland...even my 3 year old grandson liked it. But he has a sophisticated palate for his age & he is very appreciative of anything we cook together. All in all it was a nice change of pace for lunch. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2003
This was really fast and easy. We probably waited too long after sprinkling on the balsamic vinegar to eat it. The vinegar had soaked into the pasta and wasn't very strong. But this was a great way to cut out the fattening alfredo sauce I usually serve with tortellini. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2003
This recipe is SO easy! I doubled it and served it to friends one evening for a last-minute dinner party. I couldn't find the pancetta bacon at my local grocery store and didn't have the time to go to the Italian grocer so I substituted proscuitto ham for the bacon. Everyone raved over the recipe. It's definitely one I'll use again and again...next time with the bacon though! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2003
This recipe is so quick and easy - and was met with rave reviews from my husband and three boys (5 years old and younger). I varied from the recipe by tossing the pasta with browned butter instead of olive oil. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2003
I can't say enough good things about this recipe. It is so delicious and I make it all the time. A real winner. Read More
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