Ingredients for tortellini
- 200 gram tortellini with cheese filling
- 2 dl cream
- 100 gram bacon (diced)
- 6 sun-dried tomatoes
- Olive oil
- Fresh parsley
- Handful of spinach leaves
- Salt and pepper to liking
Kitchen equipment needed for making tortellini
- 1 large skillet
- 1 large pot
- 1 blender
Preparing the dish — 5 minutes
If the bacon isn’t diced, dice the bacon first. Slice the sun-dried tomatoes in thin slices. Put the fresh parsley leaves along with a handful of spinach leaves and enough olive oil into the blender. Blend until smooth. You now have a nice and fresh herbal olive oil, set aside for now.
Cooking the pasta and making the sauce — 25 minutes
Since the tortellini is store-bought, there is not much more we have to do with it other than cooking it. Fill the large pot with water and put it on high heat and let boil. When the water is boiling, add in the tortellini with cheese filling. Cook until done, read instructions carefully for the total cooking time. This is usually between 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the tortellini. We’re going to make the sauce in the meanwhile.
Put a large skillet on medium-high fire. Cook the bacon for a few minutes, then add in the cream. Stir in the strips of sun-dried tomatoes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. By now the pasta should be cooked well enough. Gradually scoop the pasta into the sauce, not all at once. Stir until the pasta sauce is evenly divided over the tortellini.
Serve in a deep plate, sprinkle with the fresh herbal olive oil and enjoy!