Tortellini alfredo with peas and bacon

25

PREP TIME

10 min

TOTAL TIME

25 min

Serves

8

Tortellini alfredo with peas and bacon

Photo, Roberto Caruso.


Ingredients

  • 600-g pkg fresh cheese tortellini pasta
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 3 cloves garlic , grated
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley , plus more for garnish (optional)
  • 1 cup 10% cream
  • 1 cup frozen peas , thawed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup finely grated parmesan , divided

Instructions

  • COOK tortellini following package directions. Drain and set aside, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.
  • HEAT a large non-stick frying pan over medium.  Cook bacon, turning, until crispy, about 10 min. Drain on paper towel and discard all but 2 tbsp fat from pan. Add garlic and parsley and cook for 1 min. Add cream, peas, reserved cooking liquid and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until cream has thickened slightly, 3 min.
  • STIR in tortellini and 1/3 cup of the parmesan cheese and toss until hot, about 2 min. Remove from heat. Crumble in bacon and stir in  remaining 1/3 cup parmesan cheese and more parsley. Kitchen Tip: Serve this easy alfredo pasta with a fresh green salad.

 

Cheese grating tips

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 369,
  • Protein
  • 16 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44 g,
  • Fat
  • 15 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 566 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • calcium