Tortellini Carbonara

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Tortellini Carbonara

May 24, 2011 Updated May 24, 2011 at 2:32 PM EDT

The creamy texture and smoky flavor of Italian-style carbonara sauce is what makes our easy recipe for Tortellini Carbonara taste like it came from a restaurant, but only we know what a cinch it was to prepare.

Serves: 4

Cooking Time: 30 min

1 (20-ounce) package refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
6 slices bacon
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
3/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1.Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and set aside.

2.Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp; remove to a paper towel-lined plate then crumble, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet.

3.Add garlic to skillet, and saute 15 to 30 seconds.

4.Add tortellini, bacon, and remaining ingredients to skillet, and stir gently until evenly coated. Cook over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes, or until heated through. Serve immediately.

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