Creamy Seafood Sensation: Cheesy Shrimp Tortellini Alfredo

Dive into the decadence of the ocean with this Cheesy Shrimp Tortellini Alfredo Skillet, a luscious combination of tender cheese-stuffed tortellini and succulent shrimp, all brought together in a creamy Alfredo sauce. This dish is a perfect blend of Italian pasta tradition and the rich, savory flavors of the sea, creating a skillet meal that’s both comforting and sophisticated. Ideal for a weeknight indulgence or impressing dinner guests, this recipe promises a mouthwatering experience with every bite. Get ready to savor the creamy, cheesy goodness paired with the gentle bite of shrimp, accented by the fresh aromas of tomato and basil.


  • 1 lb package of cheese tortellini pasta, cooked according to package instructions and drained
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 roma tomato, finely diced
  • 2 leaves of fresh basil, minced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper, adjusted to taste


  1. Prepare the Tortellini and Shrimp: Begin by cooking the cheese tortellini as per the package’s instructions. Drain and set aside. Ensure the shrimp are properly cleaned, peeled, and deveined.
  2. Sauté the Shrimp: In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the salted butter over medium heat. Add the shrimp and cook until they are pink and opaque, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Create the Aromatics Base: In the same skillet, add the remaining tablespoon of butter. Sauté the diced roma tomato, minced basil, and garlic over medium heat until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Build the Alfredo Sauce: Sprinkle the flour over the aromatic base and stir to combine. Cook for 1 minute to remove the raw flour taste. Gradually whisk in the heavy whipping cream, ensuring there are no lumps. Allow the mixture to simmer gently until it thickens, about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Combine Ingredients: Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet. Add the cooked tortellini and toss everything together, ensuring the pasta and shrimp are evenly coated with the sauce.
  6. Add Cheese and Seasonings: Stir in the shredded Parmesan cheese until it melts into the sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Allow the dish to cook for an additional 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, to ensure everything is heated through and combined.
  7. Serve: Once everything is beautifully combined and the cheese has melted into a velvety sauce, remove from heat. Serve immediately, garnished with extra Parmesan cheese or fresh basil leaves if desired.

This Cheesy Shrimp Tortellini Alfredo Skillet not only delivers on taste but also on texture and visual appeal, making it a surefire way to bring a touch of gourmet to your dinner table. Enjoy the harmonious blend of flavors and the comfort of a dish made with love and care.