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Asiago Tortellini Bake

Asiago Tortellini Bake


  • Author: Whisking Mama
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 22 ounce frozen bag of 365 (whole Foods Brand) organic cheese tortellini (or other favorite brand)
  • 2 chicken breast (optional)
  • 68 bacon slices
  • 2 tablespoons reserved bacon fat (can substitute with olive oil or butter)
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock
  • 3 1/2 cups of freshly grated asiago cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped flat leaf parsley
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Split chicken breast lengthwise, season with salt, pepper and garlic powder coating each side of the breast
  3. Grill chicken on grill or grill pan (I use my Breville Panini Grill)
  4. Chop chicken into medium bite sized pieces
  5. In large stock pot boil and salt water for tortellini and cook until al dente
  6. Cook bacon until crispy and chop into small bite sized pieces
  7. Sauté garlic in the reserved 2 tablespoons bacon grease for about 1 minute on low heat, being careful not to burn the garlic
  8. Add the heavy cream and chicken stock bringing to a simmer
  9. Turn heat very low and slowly add 2 1/2 cups asiago cheese, parsley, pinch of salt and pepper to taste
  10. Stir until cheese is melted
  11. Combine the chicken, asiago cream sauce and tortellini and then transfer to a 9×9 baking dish or similar size
  12. Top with remaining 1 cup of asiago cheese
  13. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes or until sides are bubbling and hot and cheese is melted all over
  14. Top the Baked Tortellini with crispy bacon and serve!
  • Category: Main Dish
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