Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is one of our family favorites.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. ADD pasta to large pan of boiling water; Boil uncovered until just tender; Drain.
  2. HEAT oil in pan, add bacon; Cook, stirring until bacon is crisp; Add onions and tomatoes; Cook stirring until onions are just tender; Remove and reserve half the bacon mixture for serving.
  3. STIR cream, sour cream, water, cheese and basil into remaining bacon mixture in pan; Stir until heated through.
  4. COMBINE tortellini and cream mixture; Toss well; Serve sprinkled with reserved bacon mixture.
Most Helpful

Wonderful recipe! My family thoroughly enjoyed this one. I used 1 1/4 cups Half & Half in place of the cream, sour cream and water. I also added a teaspoon of Italian herb seasoning. So delicious! Can't wait to make this one again.

Susie in Texas November 09, 2003

Very nice thank you Housemanager. Very rich too. I would like to add a little tomato paste and about 1/2 cup of wine to cut the rich creaminess next time.

JustJanS April 30, 2003

Good recipe and quick to make. I didn't have sun-dried tomatoes so I chopped up a fresh tomato... this was very good. I also used skim milk in place of the cream as that is all I had. I didn't bother with the olive oil and just used turkey bacon... although I did use more than 4 slices because I wanted more bacon flavor. My sour cream was also low-fat. I thought a pound of tortellini was a lot and I ended up making more sauce. Next time I will cut back on the tortellini. For us, this is more than four servings. Thank you for an enjoyable way to serve tortellini.

Empire920 June 04, 2007