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.
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?
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.
Easy Italian Shrimp Tortellini Bake
Easy Italian Shrimp Tortellini Bake
- 3/4 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 - 2 1/2 C marinara or spaghetti sauce
- 1/2 - 3/4 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
- Set your broiler to high.
- 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.
- 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.
- Broil until the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
Use homemade or all natural tortellini to make it healthier.
HUNGRY FOR MORE?
Try this Cajun Shrimp and Quinoa Casserole
Or this Seafood Enchilada Pasta Bake
This looks absolutely amazing Julie! I love adding shrimp into my pasta!
Thank you, Nancy!
Pingback: Easy Italian Shrimp Tortellini Bake | My Recipe Network
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!
YES! A huge thank you to whoever invented cheese tortellini. It’s amazing! Thanks for stopping by, Mary Frances!
Yummy! I like how simple you made this recipe. This will be good for a busy day. Thanks Julie!
Thank you, Joanne! :)
Pingback: Easy Italian Shrimp Tortellini Bake | Billing
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.
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! :)
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.
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. :)
The shrimp and tortellini look great!
Thank you, Carrie!
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!
Thanks, Tanya! I hope you and your family enjoy this! :)
I’m always losing my recipe notes and stuff – I’m the most unorganished human being ever hahaha.
This pasta dish loooks absolutely amazing! I love me some easy and quick dinners like this! xx
Thank you, Consuelo! <3
Super easy. Super good. This is a keeper. I pinned it.
Thank you so much, Carol!
I love your tortellini bakes and this italian shrimp sounds incredible! I’ve been known to lose a few recipes and then have to recreate them all over again. Glad you were able to share this one with us!
Thanks, Ashley! They are so much fun to make. Hope you have a great week! :)
Oh boy I’m sure glad you found that notebook because this recipe sounds fantastic! Pinning for sure ;)
Thank you, Allie!
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!
Thank you, Kelly!
Love this dish Julie – it looks like it belongs on my menu soon… I’m always looking for new ways to use shrimp! Pinned!
Thanks Deb! I hope you enjoy it. :)
Pingback: 25 Pasta Recipes - * THE COUNTRY CHIC COTTAGE (DIY, Home Decor, Crafts, Farmhouse)
Pingback: Easy Italian Shrimp Tortellini Bake | The Man W...
Pingback: Easy Italian Shrimp Tortellini Bake | MBSIB: The Man With The Golden Tongs
Pingback: 14 Ultimate Tortellini Recipes - GleamItUp
Pingback: Easy Italian Shrimp Tortellini Bake - This Gal ...
Pingback: Easy Italian Shrimp Tortellini Bake | Get Daily Recipes.com
Pingback: Easy Weeknight Pasta Dinners | Spoonful of FlavorSpoonful of Flavor
Pingback: Easy Italian Shrimp Tortellini Bake | FabFoodistFabFoodist
Pingback: 100+ Incredible Casserole Recipes! ⋆ The NEW N!FYmagThe NEW N!FYmag
This looks absolutely delicious! Congratulation!
Thank you, Pierre!
I made this tonight! Was amazing! used jarred sauce (was to hungry to make some sauce). thank you for sharing!
Hi Eileen! You’re welcome. So glad you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for stopping by to let me know!
Just made the tortillini shrimp bake for dinner.. Literally fastest thing to make other then tacos and delicious :)
Glad you enjoyed the recipe, Sarah! Thanks for letting me know. :)
Dear Julie, This looks absolutely wonderful. Pinning. xo, Catherine
Pingback: Dinner in under 30 minutes - Easy Italian Shrimp Tortellini Bake - Amazingly Delicious Recipes
this was what I was looking for… a simple but great tasting recipe… oh so good. more please. thnx. maude
Glad you enjoyed the recipe, Maude!
I think the admin of this website is really working hard in support of his website,
because here every stuff is quality based data.
Greate post. Keep writing such kind of info on your site.
Im really impressed by your site
Pingback: End of the Month and Just the Beginning | The Rookie Housewife
Pingback: Quick and Cheap Casserole Recipes – Casserole Recipes – ALL YOU | Deals, coupons, savings, sweepstakes and more…
Pingback: Modish | Easy Italian Shrimp Tortellini Bake
I was wondering would it ruin the meal if i also added italian sausage and shrimp and did it with white sauce ?
It wouldn’t ruin the recipe but it would be a completely different meal as far as flavor goes.
Pingback: 8 Day Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner for under $45 - 2ShareMyJoy
Just made this for dinner tonight. Super easy to make. Delicious!!! I will be making this again!!
Yummy recipe, I made this for dinner and needless to say it was a hit!
This is wonderful. The pasta is already cooked, so it’s just a matter of cooking the shrimp. And melting the cheese. I never cut back on cheese calories! (unfortunately!)
Thank you Mimi! It is hard to cut back on cheese!
Pingback: 20 Tortellini Recipes For Family Dinner | Chief Health
😁😁😁❤️! This recipe made me feel like I was a chef at a restaurant. I really enjoyed it. It’s quick and simple, but very flavorful.
Pingback: Easy Italian Shrimp Tortellini Bake Recipes - Best Recipes Collection | All Favourite Recipes
Pingback: Sausage Peppers and Onion Tortellini Skillet - Will Cook For Smiles
Pingback: 20 TORTELLINI RECIPES FOR FAMILY DINNER – cookyhealthing
Made this recipe but used a homemade cream sauce eith fresh grated mozzarella, butter, and parmesan instead of the marinara, it was fantastic. I do agree you should use large or jumbo shrimp so that they are recognizable from the tortellini. I added fresh basil with the parsley and sauted a little red onion and petite sweet peppers in butter then added
my shrimp for extra flavor and color. I drizzled the finished product with Balsamic reduction, it was fantastic!