Spinach Tortellini Carbonara

    30 minutes

    This is a very rich creamy carbonara - a little goes a long way! It's also very simple to make with premade tortellini.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 3 cups spinach tortellini
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 4 cups thickened cream
    • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 450g bacon

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. 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. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix egg yolks, cream and cheese.
    2. Place bacon in a large, deep frypan. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
    3. Add tortellini and bacon to carbonara sauce; cook sauce over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

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    Has anyone else looked at the nutrional facts on this recipe? I'm sure it is good, however, it's a heart attack on a plate.  -  24 Mar 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Marina, life doesn't get any better than this. To cut down on the fat, I used evaporated skim milk. Believe me, when I've spent a week making low fat dinners, I'll definitely do the heavy cream route, but for now, this was great! For you guys who haven't used the new "brand name" boxed tortellini yet, please try it. I think it's better than frozen. Delicious and thanks!  -  29 Jul 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    there's ways you can cut down on the calories if that's what you're watching. i substituted the egg yolks with egg beaters and used "smart bacon" (you can find this usually in the health section)  -  04 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)