Friday, January 21, 2011

Tortellini Alfredo

Recipe & picture from :]


-1.5 cups heavy cream
-2 tbsp unsalted butter
-1/4 tsp black pepper
-9 oz. fresh tortellini (I used Bertolli's 3 cheese)
-3/4 cup (or more) shredded Kraft Parmesan/Romano/Asiago cheese
-1/8 tsp grated nutmeg
-1 cup frozen peas, slightly thawed
-7 or 8 pieces of bacon, chopped

Bring 1 cup of heavy cream & the butter to a simmer in a 3-4 quart sauce pan over medium heat.
Reduce heat to low & simmer until mixture reduces to 2/3 cup.. about 12-14 minutes.
Turn off the heat & stir in 1/2 cup cream, 1/2 tsp salt & 1/4 tsp black pepper.

While cream is reducing, bring 4.5 quarts water to a boil in a large pot.
Add 1 tbsp salt & tortellini to the boiling water & cook until just shy of al dente.
Set aside 1/4 cup pasta water & drain.

Return cream mixture to a simmer over medium high heat.
Reduce heat to low & add pasta, cheese, nutmeg, peas & bacon to the mixture.
Cook on low 1-2 minutes until cheese is melted, pasta is coated & cooked al dente.
Serve immediately.

:D So delicious.

1 comment:

  1. oh wow. i REALLY want to try this one!! i LOVE tortellini! mmmmmmm!