4 slices bacon, sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
1 small white onion, diced medium
1 garlic clove, minced
coarse salt and ground pepper
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 cups whole milk
2 packages (8.8 ounces each) cheese tortellini
1/2 cup grated Parmesan (1 ounce)
Heat broiler, with rack in top position. In a medium
saucepan, cook bacon over medium until browned and crisp, about 10
minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel to drain. Add
onion and garlic to pan and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring
occasionally, until onion is soft, about 8 minutes. Add flour and cook,
stirring, 30 seconds.
Slowly add milk, whisking constantly. Add tortellini and
bring to a boil over medium-high, stirring occasionally. Reduce to a
simmer; cook, stirring often, until liquid has thickened, about 4
minutes. Remove from heat; stir in bacon and 1/4 cup Parmesan. Transfer
to a 2-quart broilerproof baking dish and top with 1/4 cup Parmesan.
Broil until top is golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
bacon recipe courtesy of: Martha Stewart/Sarah Carey, Everyday Food, December 2010