Dinner in a Hurry: Tomato Basil Shrimp and Three Cheese Tortellini

I discovered Buitoni’s Whole Wheat Three Cheese Tortellini the other day and could not wait to put it to good use!  I decided to give it a go alongside precooked shrimp the other night and the results were amazing!

This recipe is so unbelievably easy that you won’t believe how good it is, but trust me, you have to give it a try!

Tomato Basil Shrimp and Three Cheese Tortellini

Tomato Basil Shrimp and Three Cheese Tortellini

Ingredients:

One 9 oz. package of Whole Wheat Three Cheese Tortellini

25 small deveined, tail-off, peeled and precooked shrimp (Those used in this recipe were frozen.)

Two Laughing Cow Light Mozzarella, Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Spreadable Cheese Wedges

Cajun Seasoning (enough for sprinkling)

Pepper (enough for sprinkling)

Grated Parmesan Cheese (enough for sprinkling)

Directions:

First, boil a large pan of water.  Add the entire package of three cheese tortellini.  Gently stir periodically on low boil for about 9 minutes.

Three Cheese Tortellini

At the same time, place the frozen shrimp in a small skillet and heat on medium-high.  Stir shrimp until it is completely defrosted and heated through.  Water will be pooled at the bottom of the pan (from the defrosting).  Do not drain.

Tomato Basil Shrimp and Three Cheese Tortellini - Heating Shrimp

Now, add two Laughing Cow Light Mozzarella, Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Spreadable Cheese Wedges to the shrimp.  Stir until water and cheese are completely blended.  There should not be any remaining cheese lumps and it should be a smooth, cheesy liquid.  Stir shrimp and cheese sauce for about two more minutes until cheese sauce begins to thicken.  Add Cajun seasoning and stir.  Remove from heat and sit aside.  The cheese sauce will quickly thicken.

Tomato Basil Shrimp and Three Cheese Tortellini - Shrimp in Cheese Sauce

Sprinkle pepper over the mix and stir one more time.

At this point, your three cheese tortellini should be completely boiled.  Drain the three cheese tortellini and return to pan.

Pour the cheesy shrimp mix over the three cheese tortellini and stir until the tortellini is completely coated with cheese.

Tomato Basil Shrimp and Three Cheese Tortellini in Pan

It is now ready to serve!

I added Grated Parmesan Cheese and another light sprinkling of pepper.

Tomato Basil Shrimp and Three Cheese Tortellini - Close-up

It was absolutely delicious alongside fresh broccoli.

Tomato Basil Shrimp and Three Cheese Tortellini - Full view

It landed Boyfriend’s seal of approval.  He loved it!

This might be my favorite pasta dish right now.  It definitely took less than 20 minutes to cook, which is unbelievable.

The ingredient count is so low that clean-up was a cinch as well.  This dish is a “Dinner in a Hurry” for the record books!

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