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

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Daryl Ray Modified: March 21, 2022
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

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Nutrition

  • 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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