Cheese Tortellini with Pancetta

Cheese Tortellini with Pancetta

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About this recipe: A quick and easy dish to throw together during a busy weekday. Fresh tortellini is tossed with fried pancetta, onions, balsamic vinegar and Parmesan. Serve with a side salad, if desired.


Serves: 4 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5 rashers pancetta
  • 500g cheese tortellini
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Saute onion and pancetta until onion is translucent and pancetta is brown; remove from frying pan and drain on kitchen towels.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. Return pancetta mixture to frying pan and add tortellini. Toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil and heat through. Place in serving dish or bowl, sprinkle with vinegar and cheese and serve immediately.

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