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Creamy Tortellini with Bacon and Brussels Sprouts

If you want to make something different with brussels sprouts, especially during the holiday season, this is the right recipe to try!  You just can't go wrong with brussels sprouts, bacon, tortellini, and the creamy sauce!  

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 703 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

  • 12 oz brussels sprouts
  • 2 cups tortellini , uncooked
  • 10 strips bacon , cooked, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese , shredded
  • 1/2 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cut of the stems of brussels sprouts; cut each brussels sprout in half. Add brussels sprouts to boiling water and boil for 5 minutes. Remove using slotted spoon.
  2. In the same pot of boiling water, cook tortellini according to the package instructions. Drain.
  3. Add cooked brussels sprouts, half of the chopped, cooked bacon, heavy cream and 1/4 teaspoon salt to the large skillet. Bring to boil. While constantly stirring, add shredded Parmesan cheese into boiling heavy cream, keep stirring until the cheese starts to melt coating brussels sprouts and bacon. Reduce heat to simmer and keep stirring, making sure the cheese does not stick to the bottom of the skillet. Gradually add milk to thin out the sauce and stir it in.
  4. Add cooked tortellini and the remaining half of chopped cooked bacon to the skillet with the cream sauce, on low heat. Stir everything, taste and add more salt, if needed.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Tortellini with Bacon and Brussels Sprouts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 703 Calories from Fat 468
% Daily Value*
Fat 52g80%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Cholesterol 149mg50%
Sodium 996mg43%
Potassium 536mg15%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 1685IU34%
Vitamin C 72.7mg88%
Calcium 335mg34%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.