Creamy Spring Tortellini with Bacon

The weather has been off here in PA, so we’re now just getting spring veggies. I’ve been craving green vegetables lately, so when I got a box of spring peas in my CSA, I knew I wanted to whip up a pasta dish with them. I found this quick and easy recipe for tortellini with peas, asparagus and bacon – PERFECTION! I mean really, you can’t go wrong with bacon!! Another perk of this recipe, it’s quick and easy for those busy weeknights.

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9 oz package cheese tortellini
1/2 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
3/4 cup fresh peas
1 cup chopped asparagus
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
fresh ground pepper
5-6 pieces of crispy bacon, chopped
2 Tbsp olive oil

Cook the pasta according to the package instructions and set aside. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until cooked. Add in the asparagus and saute until they begin to soften. Add in the peas and minced garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well and cook for 5 more minutes. Pour the heavy cream in the skillet as you are continuously stirring. Add in the cheese and stir until it has melted. Add in the tortellini and mix until the pasta is coated in the sauce. Divide into bowls and sprinkle the bacon on the top. Enjoy!

Source: Will Cook for Smiles


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