Dinner

Tortellini Alfredo

Weeknight magic! In just 30 minutes, you can cook up this cheesy-good meal made even tastier with broccoli and crunchy bacon!

Yields

4 - 4 serving

Total Time

Prep Time

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 lb. broccoli florets 8 cups
  • 4 slices bacon cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 4 oz. cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 c. milk
  • 3 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 c. shredded Italian 6-cheese blend
  • 2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese plus additional

Instructions

Cook pasta according to package directions, adding broccoli during last 3 minutes of cooking time. Drain, reserving 1/3 cup pasta cooking water. Return pasta and broccoli to pot.

Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Cook garlic in drippings, stirring, over medium-low heat, until fragrant, 30 seconds.

Add cream cheese, milk, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until cream cheese is melted. Over medium-high heat, bring to boil; reduce to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce is slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in reserved water, then cheese blend and 2 Tbs. Parmesan; cook, stirring, until cheese is melted, 1 minute. Stir cheese sauce into pasta mixture until combined. Transfer to serving bowl; sprinkle with bacon. If desired, serve with additional Parmesan.

Calories: 730. Protein: 35 g. Fat: 38 g. (20 g. sat.) Chol.: 124 mg. Carbs.: 67 g. Sodium: 1,135 mg. Fiber: 5 g. Sugar: 11 g. 

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