Shrimp Tortellini Alfredo has rich and creamy homemade Alfredo sauce poured over golden shrimp and cheese-filled tortellini! This pasta dish is easy to prepare, and every bite will be delicious and satisfying!
Ever since I made my Tortellini Alfredo recipe my kids have asked me non-stop to make it again for them. haha. I don’t blame them, it really is delicious, but I have to remind them that we can’t eat it every day. lol Too much of a good thing is just too much. Does that make sense? lol I made them wait awhile before I whipped up another batch, but this time I added some yummy golden shrimp. My little Kallen was in heaven. He is my seafood lover to the core. 🙂
This Shrimp Tortellini Alfredo turned out to be even better than I expected. The rich and creamy Alfredo coats the tortellini and shrimp so perfectly, ensuring every bite is delicious and satisfying. My kids were pretty quiet as they gobbled this pasta up. I always know if I have a quiet dinner table that means they’re eating their dinner and loving it!
WHAT IS THE BEST TORTELLINI TO USE IN THIS RECIPE?
I personally prefer to use fresh, refrigerated tortellini. I feel it has the best flavor and it cooks the fastest. You can also use frozen tortellini as well, but just keep in mind it will take a little longer to cook. It will still taste delicious though.
WHAT KIND OF SHRIMP IS THE BEST TO USE IN THIS RECIPE?
We like to stock bags of already cooked frozen shrimp in our freezer for quick recipes just like this! Although, I believe fresh shrimp is the best, frozen cooked shrimp is always a great alternative. I just run it under cold water to thaw before adding it into the pasta. It’s easy and really yummy!
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Shrimp Tortellini Alfredo
- 2 packages (9 ounces, each) refrigerated cheese tortellini
- ¼ cup salted butter
- 1 pint heavy cream
- 4 ounces Chive and Onion cream cheese
- 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 package (12 ounces) small cooked shrimp (peeled, deveined, tails off)
- In a large pot of salted water, cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain water.
- Meanwhile, in a large non-stick skillet, add butter, heavy cream and cream cheese. Stir and simmer until butter and cream cheese has melted.
- Stir in the Parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Turn heat to low and let simmer for 15 minutes or until thick and creamy.
- Meanwhile, run cold water over frozen cooked shrimp to thaw completely. Add thawed shrimp to Alfredo sauce in skillet. Stir gently.
- Pour cooked, drained tortellini into skillet. Gently stir to coat pasta and shrimp. Garnish with parsley, if desired. Serve and enjoy!
9 thoughts on “Shrimp Tortellini Alfredo”
This was absolutely divine!! Fast & easy dish to make. Thank you so much for sharing.
Thanks for your comment, Jackie! SO happy it was a hit for you too 🙂
Recently made this and it was pretty good.
I know this is a big cheat, but Publix has jarred Alfredo Sauce called “Little Italy in the Bronx; basil Alfredo with lemon zest” and it is soooo dreamy! I used this rather than making my own Alfredo. It was absolutely delish-e-o-so!
DELICIOUS! Added shrimp and chicken (fried the chicken a little bit before adding it to the sauce). Served it with garlic bread. It was just amazing, thank you for this recipe!
Used fresh shrimp, added fresh garlic. Next time I will only use 2 ounces of cream cheese and a dash of white wine!! Delicious!
Delicious! I adapted this recipe a little to match some supplies I already had at home. This is my new favorite recipe. Thank you for sharing!
I wanted to make this so bad and only having half of the ingredients had to make do! I had no chives so chopped the ends off a couple of green onions, which I have done in the past. Shrimp a little too big so chopped a little off of them, and also added a small can of mushrooms to the en and my son is anxiously waiting for the call to supper!, I am going to cook a small butternut squash for our veggie and have at it. I can tell it’s gonna be great just by the ingredients! Thanks for the recipe. Sharon
I doubled the receipe to feed 6 hungry adults, it was delicious and easy! I did add some crumbled bacon and used jumbo shrimp.