Tuesday, December 14, 2010

baked tortellini with bacon... 35 minutes


the goods:

4 slices bacon, sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
1 small white onion, diced medium
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 cups whole milk
2 packages (8.8 ounces each) cheese tortellini
1/2 cup grated Parmesan


Heat broiler, with rack in top position. In a medium saucepan, cook bacon over medium until browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel to drain. Add onion and garlic to pan and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft, about 8 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring, 30 seconds. Slowly add milk, whisking constantly. Add tortellini and bring to a boil over medium-high, stirring occasionally. Reduce to a simmer; cook, stirring often, until liquid has thickened, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in bacon and 1/4 cup Parmesan.


Transfer to a 2-quart broilerproof baking dish and top with 1/4 cup Parmesan.


Broil until top is golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.


2 comments:

Becca said...

Britta, I've got some cheese tortellini in my freezer. Would that work, or did you use the refrigerated kind?

Alyssa said...

Wonderful recipe!! I made it last night and it turned out awesome. Thanks so much!