Tortellini and Shrimp

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As soon as Thanksgiving dinner is in our review mirror and before we start eating leftovers (or turkey noodle soup or turkey and rice casserole) I am ready for pasta, shrimp, beef, anything quick and easy.

Enter … Shrimp Tortellini!

This incredible recipe meets my criteria – simple, fast, and unbelievably delicious!  Starting with fresh store-bought tortellini this main dish goes together quickly.

Earlier this fall I spent time with some of the Godliest women I know.  Besides having sweet prayer time, lots of laughs, and wonderful conversation – we also ate great food!

When our meal planner and fearless leader Susan ended up busy just before dinner Leslie and Bethany took this recipe and got right to it!

Bethany and Leslie

After just one bite I knew this recipe would be coming home with me!

We added a big fresh green salad and the meal was complete. Well, except for the awesome ice cream sundae bar!

Susan is setting up the Sundae Bar and I just had to add this picture of my funny friend Caryle opening a jar of maraschino cherries!

Bottom line: print off this recipe, get the ingredients and make your family very happy soon!

Happy Cooking!

Tortellini and Shrimp

Tortellini and Shrimp

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Six ingredients, less than an hour and dinners on the table! Yum!


  • 1 lb. shrimp (peel and devein)
  • 1 (9-ounce) package fresh tortellini, with cheese filling uncooked
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese*


  1. Peel and devein shrimp and set aside
  2. Cook the tortellini by following the package directions; drain and set aside.
  3. In a big skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter.
  4. Add the shrimp, shallot, and basil.
  5. Sauté for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add cooked tortellini and Parmesan cheese, toss; season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve immediately with large green salad and garlic bread!


Original recipe calls for 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese but I use 1 cup and it is just perfect.

*Commenter Claudia recommends sautéing the shrimp for 3 minutes instead of 5 if you're concerned with overcooking your shrimp.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 663mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 15g

Nutrition may vary depending on your exact ingredients.



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3 thoughts on “Tortellini and Shrimp”

  1. I fixed this for supper tonight! Really good and my husband gave it 5 stars. Great, because it was easy, quick, and I would not hesitate to serve company. I will make it again for sure! The only suggestion I would make is to cook the shrimp only about 3 minutes instead of 5 minutes with the minced shallot and basil, to avoid over cooking the shrimp, since the shrimp will continue to cook once the tortellini and Parmesan is added and tossed. Knowing how shrimp can easily overcook, I am always mindful of trying to avoid overcooking those delicious little stars of any dish!

  2. Oh this sounds delicious and easy! I’m trying to decide the last dish will be out of the turkey. Probably turkey and noodles and will freeze most of it for the grandblessing’s when they are here.


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