Bring Home the Bacon Tortelloni


  • 4 oz. Bacon
  • 1 Package Tortelloni
  • 1/2 cup Marinara Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 cup Cream Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Cooking Oil


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add bacon to a large dry pan in a single layer; heat over medium-high heat. Cook, turning occasionally, until crispy 6-10 minutes. Turn off heat; transfer bacon to a paper-towel-lined plate. Wipe out pan. Once bacon is cool enough to handle, roughly chop into bite-size pieces.
  2. Once water is boiling, add tortelloni to pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, 3-4 minutes. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking water, then drain.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together marinara sauce, garlic powder, milk, sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt. 
  4. Heat a drizzle of oil in pan used for bacon over medium-high heat. Add marinara mixture to pan and cook until simmering and warmed through, 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in drained tortelloni, cream cheese, half the bacon, and butter. Add splashes of reserved pasta cooking water as needed until tortelloni are coated in a creamy sauce.
  5. Divide tortelloni between bowls and top with remaining bacon.
Recipe from the kitchen of Every Plate.


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