”Yummy in the tummy that looks super good” – James Good
If you love tortellini alfredo, wait until you get a bite of this! You can get my favorite recipe for Cheesy Shrimp Tortellini Alfredo Skillet Recipe. Creamy sauce, tasty tortellini, and tender shrimp, I don’t think it gets better than this.
Cheesy Shrimp Tortellini Alfredo Skillet Dinner
I have a weakness for tortellini. Whether it is cheese-filled, beef or chicken filled or spinach-filled, tortellini is a family favorite. It is a very versatile pasta recipe that you can make in many different ways.
When you make these tortellini with shrimp and Alfredo sauce, this is a dinner that is sure to become one of your favorites.
What vegetables go with shrimp
I love to make shrimp. I serve it in many different ways, but I think this is my favorite. I think that shrimp goes with any kind of vegetables but some of the most common I know that other people like to serve with shrimp are:
- Bell Peppers
When you are making these vegetables with tortellini alfredo, you can serve the vegetables on the side or toss them in with the pasta and sauce.
How can I make sure my sauteed shrimp aren’t rubbery?
The best way to make sure that the shrimp do not get rubbery is to not overcook them. I know people are worried about ending up with undercooked shrimp, but when you overcook the shrimp are not as tasty as they should be.
Only cook the shrimp for a few minutes until it is no longer translucent. The shrimp will start to look like cooked shrimp after a few minutes and this is when you will move on to the next step.
How to cook tortellini so it isn’t overdone
When cooking tortellini, make sure to start with salted water. This helps to season the tortellini. Once the water starts to boil, add the pasta. Give it a stir as the water starts to boil again.
When the pasta starts to float, you will want to start removing it from the water. This will give you perfectly cooked tortellini.
How to store sauteed shrimp in tortellini sauce
Once you have enjoyed your dinner and the shrimp and tortellini sauce has cooled, you will need to store this in the refrigerator. Move the shrimp and pasta from the frying pan to the refrigerator. It will need to be stored in an airtight container or in a freezer bag to protect it from moisture and the air.
This meal will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If it is not finished before it spoils, you can consider moving it to the freezer for up to 3 months.
How to reheat this recipe
If you are ready to eat your leftovers, you will need to reheat it first. I like to reheat it on the stove in a pan. Sometimes the sauce will thicken too much after it has cooled and you may need to add more heavy cream to thin out the sauce. It is possible to use whole milk or half and half to thin the sauce as well. Reheat only until it is warmed through.
Ingredients for shrimp tortellini alfredo skillet
cheese tortellini pasta
heavy whipping cream
shredded parmesan cheese
salt and pepper
How to cook tortellini and shrimp alfredo
Step 1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
Step 2. Add shrimp and let cook for about 2-3 minutes, until no longer translucent.
Step 3. Add in diced tomato, basil, and cloves and stir.
Step 4. Saute for 1-2 minutes and stir in flour.
Step 5. Once the flour is completely stirred in, add heavy whipping cream and parmesan cheese.
Step 6. Stir and add in cheese tortellini. Toss to coat.
Step 7. Serve with more shredded parmesan and minced basil.
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- 1 pound package cheese tortellini pasta, cooked and drained
- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 3 tbsp. salted butter
- 1 roma tomato, diced
- 2 leaves basil, minced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp. all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
- Add shrimp and let cook for about 2-3 minutes, until not longer translucent.
- Add in diced tomato, basil, and cloves and stir.
- Saute for 1-2 minutes and stir in flour.
- Once flour is completely stirred in, add heavy whipping cream and parmesan cheese.
- Stir and add in cheese tortellini. Toss to coat.
- Serve with more shredded parmesan and minced basil.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 371Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 174mgSodium: 885mgCarbohydrates: 34gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 23g
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