This Tortellini Bake with Bacon & Mushrooms is a fab way to jazz up shop-bought filled pasta with an easy white sauce packed with flavour, extra veg and some tasty bacon. You can even switch up the pasta for another filled shape like ravioli and its ready in no time, stringy cheesy goodness and all!
Put a kettle on to boil and preheat the oven to 200c.
Use a sharp knife to peel and chop roughly 150g Onion into 1cm dice.
Gently fry the onion in a large frying pan with 10g Salted Butter, 1 tbsp Olive Oil and 1 tsp Sea Salt Flakes over a medium heat.
Meanwhile cut 150g Bacon into chunky slices.
And slice 100g Mushrooms.
Add the bacon and mushrooms to the now softened onions and continue to fry them until the bacon is cooked through.
Add the kettle of water to a large saucepan with 2 tbsp Fine Sea Salt. Once the water comes back up to a boil over a high heat, add 300g Fresh Tortellini. Be ready to turn off the heat after about 3 to 4 minutes.
Go back to create the sauce by adding 1 tbsp Flour and 1 tsp English Mustard Powder to the onions and bacon. Stir it into the onion mix and cook it out for a minute.
Add 250ml Milk and stir until the sauce has thickened and boiled. Add some more milk is you feel the sauce is too thick. It should be just a little thicker than double cream.
By this time the pasta should be cooked. Use tongs or a slotted spoon to add the pasta to the sauce. Don’t worry about a little of the cooking water coming with it in the folds.
Stir to fully coat the pasta with sauce and transfer it to an ovenproof dish.
Sprinkle over 100g Grated Mozzarella.
bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly on top.
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Please note that the portions stated in this recipe are light lunch portions or portions to be served with other things like bread and salad. If you want a heartier, purely pasta based meal, double the portion size.The nutritional information for this recipe will vary depending on what type of filled pasta you use. The calculations are based on tortellini which is 93 kcal per 100g.