8ozuncooked bacon slices (about 6 to 8 slices)cut into small pieces
3largecarrotspeeled and diced
1smallyellow onionpeeled and diced
1lbpackage fresh 3-cheese tortellini(found refrigerated near the cheese section)
1/2cupgrated Parmesan cheese
3cupscooked shredded chicken
1/4 teaspoonblack pepper
Preheat 6 quart Dutch Oven (or large pot) over medium heat. Toss and cook the bacon until cooked through. Add the carrots, celery and onion and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the garlic and cook for another 1 minute.
Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add the tortellini, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the cream, cheese, and chicken. Heat another 5 minutes on low, or until heated through. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
Can be kept in the fridge for up to 1 week. Reheat leftovers on the stove top with additional chicken broth.