Shrimp Scampi Tortellini Recipe

Lisa Grant | Jersey Girl Cooks Updated

Shrimp Scampi Tortellini is not only great for your family. Bring it to your next potluck!

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Now that school is in full swing, dinnertime can get pretty hectic. I always keep certain staples in my house, such as frozen shrimp and tortellini. These two ingredients cook up in minutes and my family never tires from eating them. This shrimp scampi tortellini is hearty enough to serve with just a simple salad or vegetable on the side. If it’s made on the weekend, I love sipping a glass of white wine with dinner.

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Shrimp with pasta is a meal that happens often at our house. Normally I make shrimp scampi with spaghetti but this particular dish happened by accident. One night I realized I was out of spaghetti or any other boxed dry pasta, but I spotted a few packages of tortellini in the refrigerator. I thought, “why not?” and shrimp scampi tortellini was born. I served it with a simple salad with some copycat Olive Garden dressing on the side and my family thinks they are eating at a restaurant.

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Not only is this dish perfect for a weeknight dinner but it is also a favorite of mine when I am bringing a dish to a potluck dinner. It can be made in advance and the recipe can be doubled to feed a large crowd. Everyone always raves about it and asks for the recipe. My secret is that it is so simple to make, I can even have my teenage kids prepare it if I am not home.

My daughter always begs me to double the recipe as leftovers are great heated up the next day. Just two to three minutes in the microwave and you can have lunch ready. 

The next time you need a quick dinner and are craving shrimp, try this easy meal. I am making it for dinner again this week!

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Shrimp Scampi Tortellini Recipe

    4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces Tortellini Pasta with Cheese Filling
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Crushed Garlic
  • 1 large Tomato, Chopped
  • 3/4 cup White Cooking Wine
  • 1 pound Large Shrimp, Peeled and deveined
  • 1 Lemon, Small, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Parsley
  • 2 tablespoons Salted Butter
  • Salt and Red Pepper, To taste
  • Fresh Parsley, Chopped, for garnish

Directions

  1. Cook tortellini al dente in a pot of boiling water according to package instructions. 
  2. In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add garlic and tomatoes. Sauté for 5 minutes or until tomatoes start to wilt. Add cooking wine and cook for a few minutes until liquid starts to simmer. Add shrimp, lemon juice and parsley. Cook shrimp for about 3 to 5 minutes or until they turn pink.
  3. Add butter to the pan and cook for a few minutes until the butter is melted. Mix in cooked tortellini and heat until butter is bubbly.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley before serving. 

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Author: Lisa Grant
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 140
Calories 450

% Daily Value*
27%
Total Fat 18g
33%
  Saturated Fat 7g
40%
Sodium 965mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate 37g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 1g
48%
Protein 24g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Lisa Grant

About Lisa

Like all moms, Lisa needs quick and easy dinners during the week for her busy family. As our Easy Dinners Fanatic, she creates meals that you can make between soccer and band practice that are full of flavor and good for you too. You can see more from Lisa on Jersey Girl Cooks.