Rating: 4 stars
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Light meal, ideal for summer, full of delicious pancetta flavor and the clean, green taste of peas.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
20 mins
30 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook tortellini in the boiling water until tender yet firm to the bite, 5 to 6 minutes. Drain and set aside, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add pancetta and saute until crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Ladle in the reserved pasta water; simmer for about 1 minute. Add tomato puree and continue to simmer until reduced by about half, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Add cream; simmer until sauce thickens slightly, 2 to 3 minutes. Add tortellini and peas, tossing to coat with the sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley and serve immediately.

Cook's Notes:

Finely chopped prosciutto may be substituted for the pancetta, if desired.

You may substitute frozen peas for the fresh peas; just thaw and cook before adding to the sauce.

Nutrition Facts

366 calories; protein 15.7g; carbohydrates 17.8g; fat 25.5g; cholesterol 114.4mg; sodium 473.1mg. Full Nutrition