You know how it is when you’re feeding a family–it’s rarely worth making recipes that no one loves as much as you do. Rarely, you understand. Sometimes, however, a mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do. None of my children enjoy this Bacon Tortellini Bake as much as I do, and my hubby is a potato rather than a pasta man, but since I love it, and no one actually despises it, it came up in the dinner lottery this week. And seriously–it’s creamy, it’s cheesy, it’s bacon-y, and it’s got broccoli–what’s not to love? (My oldest would say the cheese tortellini, my second would say the broccoli…whatever!) I use half of a Costco double pack of frozen tortellini, which is more than the recipe calls for, so I up the broccoli to 4-ish cups and measure the sauce ingredients generously. I’m also pretty stingy on the cook time for the broccoli, because where broccoli cooking is concerned, less is almost always more, right? And I use whatever milk I have on hand, which lately is 1%. And it works.
And it’s yummy.
You should try it.