Easy Italian Shrimp Tortellini Bake

I went a little overboard with the sweets this week so I figured it was time to share an easy to make savory dish.

Easy Italian Shrimp Tortellini Bake on This Gal Cooks #dinner

This Italian Shrimp Tortellini Bake is equally as easy to make as this Twenty Minute Easy Tortellini Bake and this Skillet Pizza Pasta Bake. It’s on the table in 30 minutes so there’s no reason to spend hours in the kitchen after a long day at work.

True story – I didn’t think I was going to be able to share this recipe with you today. I couldn’t find the notebook that I jotted it down in. I may have been panicking just a little because I knew there were other recipes in that notebook that I hadn’t shared yet. Luckily, after running around my house like a crazy person, I found it.

I really need to get my blog things a little better organized. On the outside, it looks organized. But when you dig into everything, it’s a total mess. I call it organized chaos. That’s so cliche, isn’t it?

Easy Italian Shrimp Tortellini Bake on This Gal Cooks #dinner

When I make an easy pasta dish, a few simple ingredients go into it. Pasta, cheese, sauce and sometimes meat. I like to sprinkle the top of my pasta dishes with fresh herbs such as basil, oregano or parsley. They make the dish much more pleasing to the eye. And if I use strong herbs, such as oregano or basil, they make the dish much more pleasing to the palate.

I used my own sauce in this recipe. I made this easy to make Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce. I made a few changes that you may want to take note of.  I used a 28oz can of plum tomatoes in place of the crushed tomatoes and skipped the tomato paste. These changes produced a marinara type sauce. It was crazy good. I think I may prefer it to my original recipe.

Using my sauce recipe? If you prefer thick sauces, use the original recipe. If you prefer marinara sauces, use my original recipe using the changes I noted. If you don’t want to make the sauce, feel free to use your favorite store bought sauce. If you’re a cheese fanatic like me, then you’ll want to load up on Mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.  If you’re trying to cut back on calories or cheese, reduce the amounts to suit your preference. Enjoy the recipe.

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Easy Italian Shrimp Tortellini Bake

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Easy Italian Shrimp Tortellini Bake
 
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Recipe type: dinner
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ¾ lb jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 9oz packages of whole wheat cheese tortellini (use regular if you're not a fan of whole wheat)
  • 2 - 2½ C marinara or spaghetti sauce
  • ½ - ¾ C shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1.5 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish
Instructions
  1. Set your broiler to high.
  2. Cook the tortellini according to package directions and then set aside. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and then toss with olive oil. Saute in an oven-safe skillet on medium heat for 3-5 minutes per side or until pink. Remove from the skillet and set aside. You are now done with the stove so you may shut it off.
  3. Toss the cooked tortellini with the marinara sauce and then place in the skillet. Top with the shrimp and then sprinkle with parmesan cheese and then the mozzarella cheese.
  4. Broil until the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1.5 C

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HUNGRY FOR MORE?

Try this Cajun Shrimp and Quinoa Casserole

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Or this Seafood Enchilada Pasta Bake

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Comments

  1. says

    Organized chaos sounds awfully familiar to me! Good for you for actually finding it … I often don’t :) I’m so glad you did because shrimp is a popular seafood dish at our house! Even if it wasn’t, cheese tortellini is uh-mazing. Thank you to whoever invented it. Love this recipe Julie! You nailed easy and gorgeous!

  2. says

    This looks so good. I can’t wait to try it. You are not the only one who is slacking in the organization department. The fact that you are even organized enough to use a notebook is a good thing. I always write recipes down on random pieces of paper that are lying around when I can’t find a notebook.

    • says

      I have done the same thing! I’ve grabbed mail from my table and written the recipes on the envelopes when I’m too lazy to look for a notebook! Thanks for stopping by, Tori! :)

  3. says

    Oh Julie, I am the queen of organised chaos! But it seems to work … most of the time!
    I’ve done the almost losing my notes thing a couple of times, but the worst is not remembering whether I’ve already uploaded my photos … AFTER deleting them from my camera. Yikes!
    Anyway, gorgeous little easy meal here. I love that you’ve used tortellini.

    • says

      OMG. I totally know the feeling with the camera and photos. In fact, I’ve almost had a panic attack over not seeing the images on my flash card or on my computer. Turns out that I saved them to a folder I don’t normally save them to!

      So glad you stopped by today! Have a lovely week. :)

  4. says

    It doesn’t get better than this Julie! I always need an easy and quick dinner for the family and since we all love pasta, this will be added to the line up!

  5. says

    I need to start getting more organized too so I’m so glad you found the recipe and are sharing it with us :) Love quick and easy dishes like this – it looks incredible!

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