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easy shrimp & asparagus tortellini alfredo

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Teresa G.
Here, KY

This is a quick and easy recipe that tastes like you fussed over it. Minimal ingredients with big flavor. It's three cheese tortellini, shrimp and fresh asparagus bathed in a creamy alfredo sauce. Yum! It's perfect for a busy day, or the evening when you just don't feel like cooking. Recipe may be doubled.

(2 ratings)
yield 2 -3
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For easy shrimp & asparagus tortellini alfredo

  • 1/3 to 1/2 c
    fresh asparagus, cut into 1/2 inch lengths (about 3 or 4 stalks)
  • water and 1 tsp. salt for boiling pasta
  • 6 oz
    three cheese tortellini (dry, shelf-stable, 1/2 pkg; i use barilla)
  • 1 jar
    alfredo sauce
  • 6 to 8 oz
    small frozen cooked shrimp, thawed & drained
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • black truffle salt (optional, but recommended)
  • fresh chives for garnish (optional)

How To Make easy shrimp & asparagus tortellini alfredo

  • 1
    Rinse asparagus; lay on paper towels to dry. Trim tough ends; cut stalks into 1/2 inch lengths. Measure out 1/4 to 1/2 cup for recipe. Set aside.
  • 2
    Fill a 2 to 3 quart saucepan with water, to within 1 1/2 inches from top. Add 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to boil over high heat.
  • 3
    While waiting for water to boil, empty alfredo sauce into a saucepan. Warm sauce over medium low heat, stirring frequently so as not to scorch.
  • 4
    When water comes to a boil, add tortellini, stir and reduce heat to medium/medium high to avoid boil-over. Boil for 7 minutes (set timer.)
  • 5
    After 7 minutes, add asparagus to boiling pasta; set timer and cook for additional 3 minutes.
  • 6
    While asparagus and tortellini finish cooking, add shrimp to hot alfredo sauce on medium-low heat.
  • 7
    Drain tortellini and asparagus. Return to saucepan.
  • 8
    Pour shrimp and sauce over the hot pasta; stir gently to thoroughly coat pasta and asparagus. Taste for seasoning and adjust to your liking.
  • 9
    Pour pasta into a warm serving dish (or spoon it from the pan 'family-style.") Garnish with chives, if desired. Serve immediately. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.