One Pan Creamy Tortellini Recipe with Butternut Squash, Kale and Bacon

One Pan Creamy Tortellini Recipe with Butternut Squash, Kale and Bacon

How To Make One Pan Creamy Tortellini with Butternut Squash, Kale and Bacon

This easy one-pan tortellini is filled with butternut squash, kale, and bacon, a great combo that makes for a hearty autumn dish.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 6slicesbacon
  • 1cupchopped yellow onion
  • 3butternut squash
  • 1tbspminced garlic
  • 1canlow-sodium chicken broth
  • 1tspsage
  • 1tspthyme
  • 1pinchnutmeg
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½cuphalf-and-half
  • 1pkgthree cheese tortellini
  • 4cupschopped kale
  • cupParmesan cheese


  1. Heat a 12-inch non-stick skillet or a saute pan over medium-high heat.

  2. Add bacon and cook turning occasionally until crisp, about 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Press bacon up against sides of pan to drain rendered fat back into the pan.

  4. Transfer bacon to a plate lined with paper towels while leaving drippings in pan.

  5. Add in onion and saute 3 minutes then add in squash and garlic and saute 2 minutes.

  6. Pour in chicken broth and add thyme, sage, and nutmeg. Season with a pinch of salt and some pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low.

  7. Cover and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes until squash is nearly tender.

  8. Pour in half-and-half then toss in tortellini. Sprinkle kale evenly over top, cover with a snug lid and simmer until tortellini is cooked through, about 8 minutes, tossing once halfway through.

  9. Turn off the heat. Toss in parmesan cheese and half of the bacon. Season with a little more salt as needed.

  10. Top with remaining bacon and serve warm.


  • Calories: 773.44kcal
  • Fat: 32.02g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.70g
  • Trans Fat: 0.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.80g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.83g
  • Carbohydrates: 98.38g
  • Fiber: 11.40g
  • Sugar: 13.21g
  • Protein: 30.81g
  • Cholesterol: 86.97mg
  • Sodium: 1690.26mg
  • Calcium: 564.06mg
  • Potassium: 1818.50mg
  • Iron: 5.34mg
  • Vitamin A: 2172.77µg
  • Vitamin C: 102.38mg
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