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Baked Tortellini with Bacon

Cheese tortellini get brown and bubbly under the broiler with the help of a simple white sauce and Parmesan cheese. Crisp bacon pieces add even more flavor.

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  • Servings: 6
Baked Tortellini with Bacon

Source: Everyday Food, December 2010

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small white onion, diced medium
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 packages (8.8 ounces each) cheese tortellini
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan (1 ounce)

Directions

  1. Heat broiler, with rack in top position. In a medium saucepan, cook bacon over medium until browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel to drain. Add onion and garlic to pan and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft, about 8 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring, 30 seconds.

  2. Slowly add milk, whisking constantly. Add tortellini and bring to a boil over medium-high, stirring occasionally. Reduce to a simmer; cook, stirring often, until liquid has thickened, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in bacon and 1/4 cup Parmesan. Transfer to a 2-quart broilerproof baking dish and top with 1/4 cup Parmesan. Broil until top is golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.

Reviews (3)

  • megamonious 27 Jun, 2012

    Delicious, but the tortellini turned out a little chewy. I'd like to try it again, but I'd boil the tortellini separately and cook the sauce without them.

  • vic88 21 Jan, 2011

    Yes, the tortellini cook in the milk. I added mine frozen and it turned out great. Kids loved it too!

  • ChefSR 11 Jan, 2011

    Does anyone know if the tortellini in this recipe are frozen? Or do I boil them first? Or do they cook in the milk?

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