Friends, this is some major comfort food.
It’s a pile of carbs, smothered in cheese with just enough broccoli to take the edge of the guilt!
Cheesy Bacon Tortellini Bake
Adapted slightly from Normal Cooking
1 (20 oz) package cheese tortellini
½ lb bacon, cut in 1-inch pieces
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp flour
2 cups lowfat milk
½ tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp dried basil
3 cups broccoli florets
¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
¾ cup grated parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Cook the tortellini according to package instructions.
Cook the bacon in a large skillet. Once crisp, place the bacon on a paper towel lined plate to drain. Drain off about half of the bacon drippings.
Turn the heat to medium-low and add the garlic to the remaining bacon drippings. Cook for about 30 seconds, then sprinkle the flour into the pan and whisk for about 1 minute to cook the flour. Add the milk, whisking constantly. Add the salt, pepper, lemon juice, and basil, and bring the mixture to a light simmer.
Pour the cooked (and drained) tortellini, broccoli florets, ½ cup mozzarella cheese, ½ cup parmesan cheese, and crisp bacon to the sauce skillet and stir to combine.
Pour the mixture into a 9x13 in pan, then sprinkle the remaining cheeses over the top and bake for 20 minutes or until the broccoli is cooked and the cheese begins to brown.
Oh my goodness this sounds amazing! Totally bookmarking and trying this :)ReplyDelete
Happy Valley Chow
What a delicious and easy recipe! I’m sure my family will love it! And, thank you for stopping by Shine a Spotlight Saturday and sharing! See you next Saturday! —Deb at DialMforMoms.comReplyDelete