Baked Cheese Tortellini with Bacon Vegetables & A Rosemary Alfredo Sauce

Alfredo sauce has many faces.

You can go the simple route, and make it with only three ingredients: butter, cream and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.

Or you can do it like Jamie Oliver did for Goldie Hawn and add egg, nutmeg, and truffle oil.

You can also go the Olive Garden route, in which case you’ll need butter, garlic, flour, milk, heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, and Romano cheese.

None of the variations will let you down. Alfredo sauce is just that good, especially when served with pasta.


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This pasta recipe features an Alfred Sauce prepared with butter, heavy cream, rosemary, parmesan and Asiago cheeses.

After the sauce is made, it is added to a Cheese Tortellini pasta, bacon, peas and carrots. Then baked under the broiler for 3-5 minutes.

Baked Cheese Tortellini with Bacon Vegetables & A Rosemary Alfredo Sauce

12-16 ounce package of Tortellini – your choice

1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary

½ cup butter, room temperature

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

1/4 cup Asiago cheese, grated

1 cup heavy cream

6-8 slices of smoked bacon, cut into 1- inch pieces

1 cup frozen peas and carrots

Alfredo Sauce

Place a small pot over medium heat. Add butter and melt. Next add rosemary and mix with butter.

Next add cheeses and mix with butter until cheeses have melted.

Next add cream a little at a time while stirring until sauce thickens. Set aside.

Cooking Smoked Bacon

Place a medium sized skillet over medium-high heat. Add prepared bacon and cook just before becoming crisp. Remove cooked bacon to a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb fat. Set aside.

Preparing Tortellini and Vegetables

While cooking bacon, prepare Tortellini according to package instructions. Once cooked (usually about 4 minutes) remove Tortellini from water (do not discard water) with a spider spoon and place into a large bowl and set aside.

Place frozen peas and carrots into hot pasta water, 3-4 minutes, just to thaw and warm up. Remove vegetables from water with a spider spoon and add to pasta.

Bringing It All Together

Add cooked bacon to pasta and vegetables. Pour Alfredo sauce over pasta, bacon and vegetables. Mix until everything is coated well with sauce.

Turn oven broiler on. Add pasta mixture to a large oven proof skillet. Set aside while broil heats up.

When broiler is hot enough, place skillet with pasta mixture under broiler for 3-4 minutes.

Be carful not to burn pasta. Leave under broiler just until you notice that sauce starts to quiver a little.

Remove from under broiler. Plate and serve.

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