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Shrimp Tortellini Pasta Toss Recipe

Shrimp Tortellini Pasta Toss Recipe

No matter how you toss 'em up, shrimp and thyme play nicely with any spring-fresh vegetable. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Cook tortellini according to package directions, adding peas during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1-2 minutes longer or until shrimp turn pink.
  • 3. Drain tortellini mixture; add to skillet. Stir in salt, thyme, pepper and remaining oil; toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe Note

Shrimp Asparagus Fettuccine: Bring 4 qt. water to a boil. Add 9 ounces refrigerated fettuccine and 1 cup cut fresh asparagus. Boil for 2-3 minutes or until pasta is tender. Proceed with the recipe as written but replace thyme with 3/4 tsp. dried basil. Nutrition Facts: 1-1/2 cups equals 379 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 138 mg cholesterol, 411 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 2 fat. Soy Shrimp with Rice Noodles: Cook 8.8 ounces thin rice noodles according to package directions adding 1 cup frozen shelled edamame during the last 4 minutes of cooking. Proceed

with the recipe as written but replace thyme with 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce and omit salt. Nutrition Facts: 1-1/2 cups equals 444 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 138 mg cholesterol, 744 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 2 fat.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 413 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 165mg cholesterol, 559mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 fat.

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meliss.beyer User ID: 7101887 270008
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2017

"This recipe was super quick and easy to make, the hardest part was peeling the shrimp. I thought it would come out dry from just the olive oil but it wasn't at all. I'm not usually a fan of peas but they were really good in this dish. I'd make it again."

robbiejackson User ID: 4907377 268410
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2017

"Really good! Hubby liked it too. We are not big pea fans, but I wanted to try this as stated, and they were quite tasty in this. Served with lemon and Parmesan cheese. Love the variation possibilities."

grandmascooking22 User ID: 5357761 264958
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2017

"Great recipe. I liked the thyme in it and usually leave it out of recipes. Very easy to make. Served with fresh green salad. Will make using different proteins."

aholygirl User ID: 5298321 261317
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2017

"I used mini cheese ravioli instead of tortellini and made the recipe exactly as written otherwise. We all loved it. This is a great tasting, easy weeknight meal. I love that there are variations of this recipe. I will make this again."

Patrisha11 User ID: 1218493 260024
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2017

"Simple and quick. I used Italiano Olive Oil. Next time I will add more vegetables."

gdubmom User ID: 5898359 255047
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2016

"We've made the shrimp tortellini and the asparagus fettuccine variations, both were very tasty and simple enough for a beginner home cook, my husband, to make on my night out. I prepped the shrimp and veggies, and he was able to take it from there.

The main change I've made has been using schmaltz in place of the olive oil, I also used the entire bunch of asparagus.
I don't see the point of dividing the oil, though, since it's all going in the skillet at the end..."

flipperpie User ID: 7104866 251884
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2016

"It's been too hot to cook so I am always looking for fast dinners that do not need a lot of heat (like the oven). Made this , which is very good, but I thought it needed more of a zip so I made a few changes which I think made it' delicious. I added Bay Seasoning like others recommended, but I also added a squeeze of fresh lemon, asparagus instead of peas and topped it.with Black peppercorn Asiago cheese.. If you like your food to have a little zip try this cheese instead of Parmesan."

veggiemama User ID: 4640590 246741
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2016

"Wow! This is really good!"

xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 246571
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2016

"I don't like shrimp but my family seemed to like it."

tennis-twin User ID: 1886932 244360
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2016

"Very easy, quick meal. I added mushrooms and scallions and omitted thyme. Needed to add parmesan cheese for more flavor. A little bland but overall a good recipe."

rac20585 User ID: 3289531 241803
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2016

"Fast, easy, and delicious. My whole family gobbled it up! I like the mushroom idea suggested by KittieCatt...will try adding some next time. But overall a great weeknight recipe."

abashu User ID: 6784654 241387
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"It was fast and easy to make. A whole meal in one pan."

peeling User ID: 8471310 233688
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2015

"Made this for supper the other night. Family loved, loved it!! A new favorite recipe to add to my collection!!"

KittieCatt User ID: 6154720 233383
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2015

"This is a very delicious dish, and also easy to prepare. I added a few sliced Baby Bella mushrooms, and a couple of shakes of Old Bay Seasoning for yet more flavor (since some folks mentioned that they thought this dish was a bit bland.) We liked it with the peas, but next time I'll try using Broccolini (it's not Broccoli...but it's in the same family). We all loved this dish, so thanks for a lovely recipe!"

bettyboop330 User ID: 126701 232987
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2015 Edited Aug. 2, 2016

"Wow - we really loved this. The only major change I made was to toss in pesto (my own homemade) at the end. Minor changes involved changes in amounts of ingredients, such as doubling the amount of tortellini. I used dried tortellini instead of frozen, and added oregano, The question of blandness was taken care of by the pesto. Even my husband was impressed, and said I should make it again soon!"

Kimberly Hines User ID: 1929928 231838
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2015

"Good but bland. It's easy to fix that problem with cheese and herbs."

No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 230974
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2015

"Delicious! Followed advice of others and added Parmesan Cheese - Excellent Addition!"

cindihartline User ID: 6608007 230843
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2015

"I simply Love this recipe, the ease and taste of it is brilliant."

homemaker27 User ID: 6063773 228763
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2015

"Used herb chicken tortellini, broccoli florets in place of peas, cooked shrimp thawed, thyme, fresh ground pepper, garlic powder, olive oil, parmesan cheese... very good! Will make again!"

Dennycooks4 User ID: 7923422 227861
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2015

"So easy to put together this one skillet meal plus it was delish!"

Igraine32 User ID: 7006585 222722
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2015

"This was really excellent AFTER the addition of parmesan cheese. I don't know how this recipe could not have parm. Toss the pasta with the cheese before you toss in the oil/garlic sauce."

DebbieT User ID: 221944 215814
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014


kckamargo63 User ID: 7981779 214694
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2014

"We really enjoyed this. The shrimp make the recipe special!"

berta0717 User ID: 2145161 198915
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

"I made this lady night and it was wonderful. So easy to make and very flavorful."

lorettalib User ID: 4493956 138039
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2014

"Not bad. My husband liked it. He suggested using tortellini stuffed with Portobello mushrooms next time."

cheezhed68 User ID: 1083106 197964
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"Super quick & easy to make. Tastes great!"

Jarvisfamily User ID: 6054418 123122
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"Made this twice so far. First time followed the recipe exactly as written. This has a nice mild flavor. It was also good preheated for lunch at work. The second time I used tricolored tortellini and used corn & peas. These subtle changes didn't really change the flavor"

Beema User ID: 446601 197963
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

"Anything with shrimp appeals to me. I live in Tampa where shrimp is a local catch, so this recipe is right down my alley.. I have made similar dishes, but nothing with the refrigerated tortellini.. so I just knew this would be a favorite. I added a splash of Greek salad dressing to the pan just before serving, along with a spritz of lemon juice. As a volunteer field editor, I rate this recipe as a five star excellent."

kperdew User ID: 5018809 138038
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2014

"I was worried how this would taste because of how simple it was. Absolutely delicious! I did add a bit more garlic and also with serving I added shaved Parmesan. Not only is this delicious but also very appealing to the eye!"

revluphtiaf User ID: 1023676 197961
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

"Good recipe! quick and easy!"

EKelley954 User ID: 1787906 213187
Reviewed May. 5, 2012

"easy, quick dinner and whole family enjoyed!"

amyyanda1 User ID: 6667761 198914
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012


darcy05 User ID: 2753077 188117
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012

"This was quick, easy to make, and delicious."

robinlaz User ID: 2813667 197323
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012

"easy, filling and oh so good!"

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 116664
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2012

"Wonderful easy meal!"

melfreas User ID: 4059763 213186
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2012

"This recipe is a winner!! easy to make and delicious!!"

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