Weeknight dinners can be a hassle, but with this ultra quick tortellini pasta carbonara you can have a fresh, wholesome dinner that the whole family will love!
20 oz family style package of Buitoni Three Cheese Tortellini fresh
4 large eggs, room temperature use pasteurized if concerned
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
8 slices bacon, diced
8 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 shallot, minced
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped optional garnish
2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped optional garnish
salt and black pepper to taste
- Bring large pot of water to a boil. While water is heating up, add eggs and Parmesan cheese to a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
- Add diced bacon to a large skillet and heat over MED to MED-HIGH heat. Cook until crispy, about 5-6 minutes. Remove to a paper towel lined plate, reserving the grease in the pan.
- Salt boiling water, then add tortellini pasta. Boil according to package directions. Ladle out about a cup of the pasta water to a small bowl, then drain pasta.
- Get full recipe on The Chunky Chef (link here).