Tortellini in Quick Sauce

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 2 people


The sauce

  • 1 liter Salt water to boil
  • 2 Discs Smoked belly (diced)
  • 5 Slices small Ham (diced)
  • 1 small Diced shallot
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil for frying
  • 200 Milliliters Cream (or cooking cream)
  • Paprika powder
  • 1 Teaspoon. Cornstarch (some water to stir off)


  • Cook the pasta as instructed. During this time, dice the shallot, dice the bacon and let it melt in a saucepan, then add the ham, add the shallot, deglaze with cream, thicken briefly with the starch. Season to taste with paprika powder. If salt is missing, it can be added. You can also stir in herbs.
  • Sometimes it's just quick. Tasted good .
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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