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Tortellini with Bacon & Peas

Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes • Serves: 4


1 package (20 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
4 slices Schnucks hardwood smoked bacon, each cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
1 package (8 ounces) Schnucks white mushrooms, cut into fourths or eighths if large (about 2-1/2 cups)
1 small onion (about 6 ounces), chopped (1 cup)
1 cup Schnucks frozen green peas
1 cup Schnucks whipping cream
1/2 cup Schnucks finely shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1. Heat large covered saucepot of water to boiling over high heat. Add tortellini and cook as label directs. Reserve about 3/4 cup pasta cooking water. Drain tortellini, then return to same saucepot.

2. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 4 minutes or until bacon starts to brown, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms and onion and cook 11 to 13 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Add frozen peas, cream, cheese and pepper; heat to boiling, stirring frequently.

3. Pour sauce and bacon over tortellini in saucepot; toss until well combined. If desired, for a thinner sauce, add some reserved pasta cooking water. Makes about 6 cups.


Each serving: about 762 calories, 35 g total fat (22 g saturated), 155 mg cholesterol, 1249 mg sodium, 77 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 5 g sugars, 30 g protein