Hunt's® Tomato and Bacon Tortellini
Seasoned tomatoes, peas and bacon combined with cheese tortellini in a creamy sauce
6 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic and Oregano, undrained
1 can (8 oz each) Hunt's® Tomato Sauce with Basil, Garlic and Oregano
1 cup water
1 pkg (16 oz each) frozen cheese tortellini
1/2 cup chive and onion soft cream cheese spread
1 cup frozen green peas
Cracked black pepper, optional
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Serving Size: 5 servings (about 1 cup each)
- Cook bacon in large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-low heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, drain and discard all but 1 tablespoon drippings. Add garlic to drippings; cook 30 seconds or until fragrant.
- Add undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce and water; stir. Bring to a boil over high heat; stir in tortellini. Return to a boil; cover and simmer over medium-low heat 6 minutes or until tortellini is tender, stirring gently after 3 minutes.
- Add cream cheese; stir until completely melted. Stir in bacon and peas. Return to a boil; simmer 2 minutes. Sprinkle liberally with pepper, if desired.
While any bacon will work in this recipe, smoky thick-sliced bacon produces the best results.
To substitute ham for the bacon, cook garlic in 1 tablespoon olive oil and add 1 cup diced ham with the tomatoes, tomato sauce and water.
Recipe may be prepared with refrigerated tortellini in place of frozen. Use a 20-oz package and increase water to 1-1/4 cups.
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I made this last week, it was phenomenally easy and great tasting! A awesome splurge to your menu. I used at least 2 tablespoons of Garlic
Dec 03, 2013
Teri, this recipe is so full of processed food that I don't know how the items could be expired. Many of the 4 and 5 star reviews are very similar. Delicious, delish, my husband, and more.
Oct 14, 2013
My family does not like chunks of tomato so we modified this recipe slightly and loved it! We used only the tomato sauce but used two cans. We also used plain cream cheese because my husband detests all things onion. Finally, we used chicken prosciutto tortellini.
Oct 08, 2013
Disgusting. Truly. Fry up the bacon, make some nice BLT's or have it with some eggs. This recipe made me jealous for my dog's Liv-A-Snaps.
Jul 07, 2013
Yuck. I wish I had not believed the reviews that liked it. I should have trusted my instincts and followed the advice of the people who thought it tasted processed. I wonder if the people raving about it work for the company or are paid to do so. Canned tortellini is even better than this.
May 10, 2013
Because this had such good overall reviews, I figured I'd give it a try. I used all the ingredients exactly as specified (and yes, they were fresh) but it turned out bad, just plain bad. I tasted the sauce before I added the tortellini and it tasted like bland spaghetti sauce (not good, but not too bad), but after I cooked the pasta and added the cream cheese spread, it was terrible. The bacon and peas could not make up for the awfulness of the cream cheese.
Nov 07, 2012
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