Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 5 mins

This is a very simple shrimp and pasta dish that I love. I recommend using fresh basil because the flavor is better.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel/devein shrimp and set aside.
  2. Cook the tortellini by following the package directions; drain and set aside.
  3. In a big skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter.
  4. Add in the shrimp, shallot, and basil.
  5. Saute/stir for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add tortellini and parmesan cheese; toss; season with salt and pepper if desired, then serve.


Most Helpful

Scrounging for a recipe from what little I had left in my kitchen and came across this. SO glad I did because it's a keeper. Really great flavor. I didn't have fresh basil or shallots but I made due with dried basil and white onion and it still came out great. Can't wait to try with the appropriate ingredients. I threw some red pepper flakes and minced garlic in with the sauce for a little kick too. Delicious!

Trisharightnour June 01, 2012

Made this exactly as written with fresh basil. We wanted to have seconds but we are doing portion control! It is so easy to fix and is a good recipe for an RV with no oven!

floridaperson July 28, 2011

I love this simple recipe and it never takes me more than 30 minutes to make. I always add fresh or frozen spinach at the end to try and add some more nutrition for my kids. Simple and sensational!

berly333 January 03, 2009

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