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Tortellini-Shrimp Caesar Salad Recipe

Tortellini-Shrimp Caesar Salad Recipe

This fun, main dish salad dresses up ordinary Caesar salad with two surprise ingredients, cheese tortellini and popcorn shrimp. The result is a fantastic and filling combo.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 cups frozen breaded popcorn shrimp
  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 8 cups torn romaine
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup creamy Caesar salad dressing


  • 1. Prepare shrimp and tortellini according to package directions. In a large salad bowl, combine romaine and tomato; drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Drain tortellini; toss with salad. Top with shrimp. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 cups) equals 472 calories, 24 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 863 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Reviews for Tortellini-Shrimp Caesar Salad

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Reviewed Aug. 14, 2013

"This is my go-to recipe in the summer. Definitely not a do ahead recipe, but it comes together really fast. I use ranch dressing and skip the tomatoes for personal tastes of my family. Serve with garlic bread. It's a complete meal."

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"Nice alternative to a plain caesar salad. I make this for a quick dinner with a loaf of crusty bread.  I use the grape tomatoes too.  And yes, add the shrimp at the last minute."

Reviewed Jul. 9, 2011

"I made this salad twice recently, once for a bridal shower. My family particularly liked it. However, if you have to hold it for any length of time, don't add the shrimp until just before serving so the crispiness of the shrimp coating doesn't get soggy. Also, I used whole grape tomatoes because it's easier than chopping a whole one, and the size is about the same as the shrimp. Use small tortellinis, too, if you can. Excellent quick and easy dinner salad for summer!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.