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Tortellini with Bacon, Greens, and Brown Butter

Real Simple MAY 2007

  • Yield:
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Other: 15 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cheese or meat tortellini
  • 4 ounces sliced bacon
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups arugula (about 1 bunch)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Preparation

Cook the tortellini according to the package directions.

Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, 7 to 8 minutes. Reserve the bacon and discard the drippings.

Wipe out skillet and return to medium heat. Add the butter and melt, swirling or stirring with a wooden spoon as it starts to foam and sputter. Remove the butter from the heat as soon as it begins to turn golden brown and smells nutty, about 1 minute.

Break the bacon into small pieces and add to skillet with the arugula, salt, pepper, and cooked tortellini. Toss well and divide among individual bowls.

Tip: If you can't find arugula, try this dish with spinach, basil, or watercress.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 404
  • Calories from fat: 53%
  • Fat: 24g
  • Saturated fat: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 72mg
  • Sodium: 406mg
  • Carbohydrate: 36g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 12g
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