Friday, June 7, 2013

Tortellini w/ Spinach, Bacon, and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Have you noticed the theme lately???  Yes another recipe with bacon!  I promise not every recipe I make has bacon in it...well not yet at least ;)  I suppose you could leave the bacon out if you want, but it really is that much better with bacon!  Enough with my love affair with bacon and on to the recipe!



Tortellini w/ Spinach, Bacon, and Sun Dried Tomatoes source Butter with a Side of Bread
6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled (reserve the bacon grease)
1 small onion, diced fine
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup milk
20 oz frozen tortellini
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, roughly chopped
9 oz baby spinach, roughly chopped
1 TBS lemon juice
1 TBS cornstarch and enough cold water to mix in
Parmesan Cheese for topping

  • Saute onion and garlic over medium heat in hot bacon grease for about 2-3 minutes or until softened
  • Add chicken and broth and milk, heat over medium heat until barely boiling
  • Add frozen tortellini, cover, and set timer for 10 minutes
  • When timer goes off add cornstarch and water mixture and stir until smooth
  • Add remaining ingredients except parmesan cheese and cook until heated through, about 3 minutes
  • Serve topped with parmesan cheese
This is one of those meals that is on the table in less than 20 minutes, but still delicious.  This would be good with all kinds of veggies.  Carrots, broccoli, peas, zucchini, or whatever else you may have on hand.  A simple clean out the fridge type meal!

Below is the nutrition per serving.  This recipe yields approximately 6 servings.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 273 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
462
Calories from Fat
219
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
24.3g
37%
Saturated Fat
9.3g
47%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
859mg
36%
Total Carbohydrates
39.3g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3.5g
14%
Sugars
2.9g
Protein
20.0g
Vitamin A 86%Vitamin C 41%
Calcium 19%Iron 17%
Nutrition Grade B-
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional Analysis

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4 comments:

  1. This sounds and looks delicious!!! Please come share it at Two Girls and a Party linky party!!http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/two-girls-and-a-party-linky-party-20/

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    1. Sounds like fun! I will definitely check it out!

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  2. I have to say that I really like your theme. This pasta looks awesome! Thank you for linking this week.

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    1. Thank you so much :) My husband is very happy with the theme lately too! What's not to love about bacon?!?

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