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Tortellini-Shrimp Caesar Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

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.


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

2 cups: 472 calories, 24g fat (6g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 863mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 19g protein.

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  • Delores
    Jul 8, 2020

    Grilled the shrimp and used spinach cheese tortellini. Yummy

  • ms11145
    Feb 28, 2017

    Great Recipe. I did add chopped red onions, green peppers and grated cheese. Will be making this again and again.

  • tcavman15
    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.

  • BlaineL
    Mar 12, 2013

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  • farrellnm
    May 25, 2012

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  • barbarabolk
    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.

  • cwbuff
    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!

  • IvyRiggs
    Jun 4, 2009

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    Dec 30, 2007

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  • mls71
    Apr 21, 2007

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