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20 Minute Tortellini Pasta Carbonara. Bacon and broccoli are tossed with tortellini pasta and a light cream sauce for a scrumptious quick and easy meal. This easy mid-week pasta recipe is loaded with flavors and textures.

20 Minute Tortellini Pasta Carbonara

A family favorite, 20 Minute Tortellini Pasta Carbonara is an easy and delicious mid-week meal.
Course entree
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword bacon, broccoli, pasta, tortellini
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 269kcal
Author Paula


  • 19- ounce package fresh cheese tortellini
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 10.8- ounce steam fresh package broccoli
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream half and half or light cream can be used
  • parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chopped basil plus extra for garnish


  • Cok tortellini according to package directions. Drain and reserve 1/2 cup pasta water.
  • Cook bacon until crisp. Drain then chop.
  • Heat broccoli according to package directions. Set aside.
  • Leave approximately 2 tablespoon bacon drippings in the pan. Add garlic and cook on medium for 1 minute or until fragrant. 
  • Add broccoli, stir.
  • Add bacon, stir.
  • Add pasta, cream, and pasta water to the pan. Stir and simmer 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add parmesan and basil. Serve 


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Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 914IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg