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Cajun Shrimp Tortellini Alfredo Recipe

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This recipe for Cajun Shrimp Tortellini Alfredo, by , is from The Shanahan Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Added: Monday, July 10, 2006


1/2 tsp. ground red pepper
1 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp. ground thyme
1/2 tsp. rosemary leaves
1/8 tsp. dried oregano
1 stick of butter
1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. worcestershire sauce
(2) 12 oz. pkgs. precooked frozen shrimp, thawed and tails removed
(2) 1 lb. jars Ragu Light Parmesan Alfredo Sauce
(2) 9 oz. bags of cheese filled tortellini
1/4 pkg. shredded parmesan cheese
ground paprika
fresh rosemary sprigs
cooking spray

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Combine first seven ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
3. In large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic, worcestershire sauce and previously mixed spices to melted butter. Stir occasionally and continue to cook for 3-5 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of water to a boil, add tortellini and cook according to package directions. Drain.
5. Add shrimp to skillet and saute' for 2-3 minutes. Stir in alfredo sauce.
6. Spray a 9x13 baking dish w/ cooking spray and add cooked tortellini. Pour shrimp mixture over pasta and mix gently.
7. Sprinkle shredded parmesan cheese and bake uncovered at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
8. Garnish w/ ground paprika and fresh sprigs of rosemary. Serve with garlic toast.

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45 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My best friend's sister made this recipe up and entered it into a cooking contest. She didn't win anything, but it has become one of Ryan's favorite dishes.




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