Creamy Tortellini Carbonara Recipe -
Creamy Tortellini Carbonara Recipe
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Creamy Tortellini Carbonara

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"Creamy and quick--a new weeknight classic."

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Original recipe makes 8 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  2. Meanwhile, cook cream cheese spread and milk in large skillet 3 to 5 min. or until cream cheese is melted and sauce is well blended, stirring constantly. Add ham and peas; cook and stir 3 to 5 min. or until heated through.
  3. Drain pasta. Add to sauce; mix lightly. Top with cheese.
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  • Leftovers? Cool, then refrigerate any leftovers. Stir in small amount of milk before reheating in microwave just before serving.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 28, 2010

Here are the US measurements for this recipe for those who would like to try it: 1 lb (454 g) refrigerated tortellini, 8 oz pkg (250 g) Philadelphia cream cheese, 6 oz (175 g) ham ... the rest stays the same. Hope this helps! Good luck!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 28, 2010

just another carbanara


21 Ratings

Apr 18, 2011

Pretty good! I did however, use the new Philly Cooking Creme (Italian Cheese and Herb), because I couldn't find the herb & garlic cc. Also subbed crumbled bacon for ham and halved the peas. I used a 20oz package of tortellini and it was the perfect amount of sauce. There are a lot of possibilities with this recipe!

Feb 16, 2011

Half the garlic and herb cream cheese recipie from this sit works well with this, just cut back on the garlic as one clove is a little overwhelming

Jan 14, 2011

If you are expecting Carbonara it is 2 stars. If you just eat this untitled, it is pretty good. I didn't use Peas due to no one likes them.

Feb 08, 2011

This was really good! Thanks for the recipe. Next time I'm going to cook my peas before I add them to my sauce. Also I used two bags of tortellini and didn't double the sauce and there was still plenty of sauce. Very good. I will definitely pass this recipe along.

Jan 23, 2012

Dear Hubby made this and while we were thoroughly pleased (ME especially since I got a day off from cooking) The only thing I'd change about this recipe is the amount of peas.. 2 cups is an overwhelming amount for the amount of pasta.. otherwise... great dish.. would recommend/make again

Apr 06, 2012

Good, but quite heavy. Serve light, healthy sides to balance it out. I wouldn't do bread with it, like I did tonight. Too heavy. veggies, fruit, or light salad.


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  • Calories
  • 583 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 67.4 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 104 mg
  • 35%
  • Fat
  • 20.5 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 6.5 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 32.2 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 1361 mg
  • 54%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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