Cheesy Bacon and Spinach Tortellini

AuthorChristopherCategory, DifficultyBeginner

Tortellini is a household favorite for us, try this easy recipe next time you are limited on time.

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time25 mins

 Sea Salt
 1 lb Cheese Tortellini
 ½ lb Bacon Cut Into 1/2 Inch Strips
 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
 ½ tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
 ½ cup Dry White Wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
 5 oz Fresh Baby Spinach
 ½ cup Fresh Chopped Parsley
 ½ cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
 8 oz Burrata Cheese, at room temperature

1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and generously season with salt and the bay leaves. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain and return to pot making sure to discard the bay leaves.

2

Meanwhile, heat a large sauté pan over medium heat and add bacon in an even layer. Fry until crisp, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon onto a paper towel-lined plate.

3

Return sauté pan with remaining bacon fat to medium heat; add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add white wine, then bring to a boil and simmer for 3 minutes. Turn off heat and toss together with tortellini, spinach, parsley and Parmesan. Add burrata to the pan and spoon sauce over to warm the cheese.

4

Break up burrata using 2 forks and let it melt into the pasta. Serve tortellini immediately.

Ingredients

 Sea Salt
 1 lb Cheese Tortellini
 ½ lb Bacon Cut Into 1/2 Inch Strips
 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
 ½ tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
 ½ cup Dry White Wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
 5 oz Fresh Baby Spinach
 ½ cup Fresh Chopped Parsley
 ½ cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
 8 oz Burrata Cheese, at room temperature

Directions

1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and generously season with salt and the bay leaves. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain and return to pot making sure to discard the bay leaves.

2

Meanwhile, heat a large sauté pan over medium heat and add bacon in an even layer. Fry until crisp, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon onto a paper towel-lined plate.

3

Return sauté pan with remaining bacon fat to medium heat; add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add white wine, then bring to a boil and simmer for 3 minutes. Turn off heat and toss together with tortellini, spinach, parsley and Parmesan. Add burrata to the pan and spoon sauce over to warm the cheese.

4

Break up burrata using 2 forks and let it melt into the pasta. Serve tortellini immediately.

Cheesy Bacon and Spinach Tortellini
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