Cheesy Shrimp Tortellini Alfredo Skillet

         Many of you know that I am not a big fan of seafood, but, like all good parents, I include seafood at least once a week into our dinner menus. I do believe it is a good idea to let kids see their adults eating some stuff they may not be a fan of. It just teaches them small lessons without making it obvious. In other words, let them see that people do things they do not necessarily want to do. Besides, I do tend to sneak vegetables into foods that they do not know about.

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            This Cheesy Shrimp Alfredo Tortellini is one meal that you will not want to forget about. So creamy, cheesy, delicious. Yes, I said it was delicious. If I could have more recipes like these I would be happy. This recipe gives you perfect Tortellini and super tender shrimp in a savory sauce. I generally serve this dish with a caesar salad or strawberry kale salad.

            With this dish, I combined two of my daughters favorite foods. She loves Alfredo sauce over any pasta, and she also loves shrimp scampi. So by mixing the two together, it satisfies her taste buds and actually made me think twice about seafood.

By combining the two dishes, you would think my kitchen looked like a hurricane had hit. I actually used just one skillet for this entire dish.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            How long does this dish last in the refrigerator?

When stored in an airtight container, this dish will last for 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator.

            Can I serve this with a vegetable?

This dish is really a meal by itself. I serve it with a kale salad most often.

            Can I use a different pasta?

The tortellini is one of the things that make this dish so good. Changing it to a fettuccine or other sort would not be the same.

            Can I freeze this dish?

The cooked pasta can be frozen, I do not think I would freeze the sauce at all. I am not a big fan of how most dairy products tend to separate when they thaw.

            Can I make this ahead?

This dish tastes better when it is eaten right after it has been made. You may be able to prepare all of it and then store it in separate containers in the refrigerator.

What do you need to make Cheesy Shrimp Tortellini Alfredo Skillet

            1 pound large shrimp, deveined and peeled

            1 package cheese tortellini

            1 tomato diced

            3 tbsp butter

            2 leaves of Basil

            2 cloves garlic, minced          

            1 tbsp all purpose flour

            ½ cup parmesan cheese, shredded

            ½ cup heavy cream

            Salt and pepper, (optional)

How to make Cheesy Shrimp Tortellini Alfredo Skillet

FIRST STEP:

In a skillet, melt the butter

Place the shrimp into the butter

SECOND STEP:

Cook for 2 to 4 minutes, until the shrimp are no longer translucent

Add in the diced tomato, the minced garlic, salt and pepper and the basil

THIRD STEP:

Stir to combine well

Saute for 1 to 2 minutes

Add the flour and stir

FOURTH STEP:

Add in the heavy cream and stir while it thickens

Stir in the parmesan cheese

FIFTH STEP:

Add in the cheese tortellini and stir well to coat.

Simmer until heated through.

Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and more shredded Parmesan

Enjoy!

YUM!

Cheesy Shrimp Tortellini Alfredo Skillet

Cheesy Shrimp Tortellini Alfredo Skillet

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp, deveined and peeled
  • 1 package cheese tortellini
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 leaves of Basil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced          
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper, (optional)

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

In a skillet, melt the butter

Place the shrimp into the butter

SECOND STEP:

Cook for 2 to 4 minutes, until the shrimp are no longer translucent

Add in the diced tomato, the minced garlic, salt and pepper and the basil

THIRD STEP:

Stir to combine well

Saute for 1 to 2 minutes

Add the flour and stir

FOURTH STEP:

Add in the heavy cream and stir while it thickens

Stir in the parmesan cheese

FIFTH STEP:

Add in the cheese tortellini and stir well to coat.

Simmer until heated through.

Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and more shredded Parmesan

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 10gCholesterol: 140mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 120gSugar: 12gProtein: 10g