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Cheese Tortellini With Shrimp And Garlic Sauce

Cheese Tortellini With Shrimp And Garlic Sauce


9 ounces cheese tortellini

1 tablespoon of butter

¼ cup finely chopped onion

3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 ½ cups of chicken broth

½ cup heavy cream (whipping cream)

4 ounces cream cheese, cubed (can be light cream cheese)

1 pound of shrimp

3 ounces of baby spinach

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

Sea salt and pepper, to taste


Put a large pot of salted water over high heat. Bring the pan to a boil, then add the tortellini and cook according to package directions – usually 6-8 minutes.

Drain the water and set it aside.
(9 ounce cheese tortellini)

While the water is heating, prepare the sauce. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is translucent, about 3 minutes.

Add the chicken broth, heavy cream and cream cheese and bring to a boil. Stir until the cream cheese is melted into the sauce.
(1 tablespoon butter, ¼ cup finely chopped onion, 3 cloves garlic, 1 ½ cups chicken broth, ½ cup heavy cream, 4 ounces cream cheese)

Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2 minutes. Add spinach and cook until softened, about 1 minute.

Add cooked tortellini, lemon zest and lemon juice and season to taste with salt and pepper.
(1 pound shrimp, 3 ounces baby spinach, zest and juice of 1 lemon, sea salt and pepper)

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