Tortellini a la Carbonara Recipe -
Tortellini a la Carbonara Recipe
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Tortellini a la Carbonara

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"A rich, creamy sauce with bacon and tortellini pasta. Tortellini means 'little twists' in Italian and is rumored to have been shaped after Venus's navel."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix egg yolks, cream and cheese.
  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  3. Add tortellini and bacon to carbonara sauce; cook sauce over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 24, 2005

Has anyone else looked at the nutrional facts on this recipe? I'm sure it is good, however, it's a heart attack on a plate.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 03, 2011

I made this recipe with half cream and half milk. I did not like how it turned out. I am not sure why but I will not be using this again.


30 Ratings

Sep 11, 2003

Marina, life doesn't get any better than this. To cut down on the fat, I used evaporated skim milk. Believe me, when I've spent a week making low fat dinners, I'll definitely do the heavy cream route, but for now, this was great! For you guys who haven't used the new "brand name" boxed tortellini yet, please try it. I think it's better than frozen. Delicious and thanks!

Aug 04, 2007

there's ways you can cut down on the calories if that's what you're watching. i substituted the egg yolks with egg beaters and used "smart bacon" (you can find this usually in the health section)

Oct 28, 2009

I made this recipe for myself and my boyfriend. I used half heavy cream and half light cream, as I had some that I wanted to use up. I also added garlic powder to the sauce, because I didn't have any fresh to saute with the bacon. We loved it, and have been eating it for the last couple days, as it's more than enough for 4 people.

Feb 15, 2007

I didn't eat this only becuase I am on a low calorie diet and it pretty much exceeded my entire daily allowance! But my three year old and husband loved it, so much they want to eat it every week...too many colories to do that though.

Oct 28, 2005

Very good! Really rich, a little goes a long way. My husband loved this!!

Oct 24, 2004

Now this is what I'm talking about. It's simple and non-time consuming. We made it last night and it was great.


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  • Calories
  • 1641 kcal
  • 82%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 693 mg
  • 231%
  • Fat
  • 154.9 g
  • 238%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 36.4 g
  • 73%
  • Sodium
  • 1537 mg
  • 61%

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

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