Tortellini with ricotta, spinach & bacon

Tortellini with ricotta, spinach & bacon

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(20 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This crunchy and creamy pasta is special enough for summer entertaining

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal285
  • fat14g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein11g
  • salt1.13g
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Ingredients

  • 250g pack filled tortellini (we used ricotta & spinach)
  • 2 rashers lean back bacon
  • 25g walnut pieces
    Walnuts

    Walnut

    wall-nut

    Walnuts are one of the most popular and versatile of all nuts. When picked young, they're…

  • zest ½ lemon, juice of 1
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 1 tbsp finely grated parmesan, plus extra for serving
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for serving
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 100g bag salad spinach
    Spinach

    Spinach

    spin-atch

    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 2 tbsp ricotta
    Ricotta

    Ricotta

    ree-cot-a

    Ricotta is an Italian cheese made from whey and traditionally a by-product of…

Method

  1. Heat the grill. Boil the pasta according to pack instructions, then tip into a colander and cool under gently running water. Meanwhile, grill the bacon on a baking tray until golden and crisp at the edges. When almost ready, tip the walnuts onto the tray to toast a little. Snip the bacon into strips.

  2. Mix the lemon zest and juice, Parmesan and oil in a large bowl. Season with pepper, then tip in the spinach, tortellini, bacon and walnuts. Toss well, add the ricotta in small blobs, then gently toss. Season to taste, then serve with a drizzle more oil and more Parmesan, if you like.

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bethocallaghan
12th Sep, 2008
5.05
Really yum - but is it really supposed to feed 4 people? I think it should be 2!
dylanski
10th Sep, 2008
5.05
Loved this - left out the walnuts, but all the other tastes came through perfectly, and so quick!

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