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Tortellini with Cottage Bacon and Peas

Tortellini with Cottage Bacon and Peas 

2 Pkg. Tortellini Cheese pasta

1 ¼ lbs. Cottage Bacon, sliced about ¼” thickness

1 small onion, minced

1 cup peas

½ cup grated Parmesan Cheese, plus 2 tablespoons

12 oz. heavy cream

2 tablespoons Olive oil

Salt & Pepper to taste


Cook Tortellini according to package directions.  Set aside.  

Preheat oven to 400-degrees F.  Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.  Place bacon slices on baking sheet and bake for 6-7 minutes, or until a little crisp, but still pliable.  Remove to paper towels to drain.  Once cooled and drained, stack slices and cut into bit size pieces.  Set aside.  

In a large pan, add 2 tablespoons Olive oil and heat over medium heat.  Once warmed, add minced onion and cook until soft.  Pour in heavy cream and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese and cook till slightly thickened.  Add cooked pasta, the remaining Parmesan cheese, peas and chopped bacon.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Heat 2 minutes and serve.  Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese if desired.



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