Tortellini Boscaiola

Preparation time: 15mins Cooking time: 25mins Serves: 4-6


This is my favourite creamy pasta dish!


  • 30g butter
  • 4 rashers bacon, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 small leek, thinly sliced
  • 300g button mushrooms, sliced
  • 60ml dry white wine
  • 375ml cream
  • 1tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 500g fresh veal tortellini
  • 50g grated parmesan
  • 1tbs chopped fresh parsley


  1. Melt butter in a large frying pan, add the bacon & cook over medium heat for 5mins or until crisp.

  2. Add garlic & leek and cook for 2mins, then add the mushrooms and cook for 8mins, or until softened.

  3. Add the wine, cream & thyme, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat & simmer for 10mins, or until the sauce has thickened.

  4. Meanwhile, cook the tortellini in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water until al dente. Drain.

  5. Add the parmesan to the sauce & stir over low heat until melted. Season. Combine the sauce with the tortellini & parsley.

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