Barilla® Ricotta & Spinach Tortellini

with Creamy Tomato & Crispy Bacon Sauce



Ingredients for 2 people

  • 1 package Barilla® Ricotta & Spinach Tortellini
  • 4 bacon slices, julienned
  • ½ small yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 28-oz Italian style canned tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated
  • 4 fresh basil leaves, washed and torn
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. 1
    Bring a large pot of water to a boil, season with salt.
  2. 2
    Render bacon until crispy in a large skillet over medium heat, and set aside to drain.
  3. 3
    Saute onion in bacon fat over medium heat until translucent, about 4 minutes.
  4. 4
    Add tomatoes, bring to boil.; season with salt and pepper.
  5. 5
    Add cream and simmer a few minutes.
  6. 6
    Cook tortellini according to package directions.
  7. 7
    Drain tortellini and toss with the sauce in a large mixing bowl.
  8. 8
    Stir in cheese and basil.
  9. 9
    Top with crispy bacon over the top before serving.

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