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Tortellini Carbonara

I have made this bacon, cream and parmesan cheese pasta sauce for so many years and have always called it a carbonara. Low-and-behold, I recently found out it's actually more like an Alfredo sauce. It's absolutely heavenly and a great option for company.

Prep Time

        Prep and cook time: 20 minutes
        Yield: Serves 4


    •    8 bacon strips, chopped
   •    1 cup heavy whipping cream
   •    1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
   •    1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    •    1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini


  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Pour off drippings.
  3. In same pan, combine cream, cheese, parsley and bacon; heat through over medium heat. Stir in tortellini. Serve immediately.

This great family recipe is thanks to Taste of Home at


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