Bacon & Tortellini | Gluten Free Friendly!

  • Author: complex13


  1. 13oz Tortellini {Gluten Free or with Gluten depending on your dietary needs!}!
  2. 6 Slices of your favorite bacon + a spoonful or two of bacon fat
  3. Salt to taste
  4. 1/4 unsalted peanuts {or your favorite nut}


  • Extra Cheese to Sprinkle on top
  • Nutritional Yeast {around 1 tablespoon}


  • Get your favorite tortellini cooking pot on the stove with water, heating.
  • When it looks like the water is a little over half way to being boiled, start cooking your bacon in your favorite bacon pan {I literally have a “bacon pan”}.
  • When the water is boiled add in your tortellini and cook according to the instructions.
  • While both the bacon and the tortellini are cooking you can get your nuts measured out and your butter melted {I use a small bowl and microwave for about 10 – 15 seconds}. When your bacon is done set it aside on a separate plate and let it cool for a minute or two. I then like to break it up into pieces.
  • When the tortellini and bacon are done it’s time to assemble! Drain and put your tortellini back in the pot and add in your butter, spoonful of bacon fat, salt, bacon, and peanuts {or nut of choice}. You can also add in a tablespoon or so of Nutritional Yeast if that’s your thing!
  • Mix it all together {carefully, tortellini is fragile}. Serve and enjoy!


  • If you’re using a nut other than peanut I’d suggest chopping it up a little bit just so it’s easier to eat!
  • If you like it spicy a small pinch of hot red pepper flakes would be amazing here!