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Shrimp Tortellini Pasta Toss

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

4 servings

No matter how you toss 'em up, shrimp and thyme play nicely with any spring-fresh vegetable. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions, adding peas during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1-2 minutes longer or until shrimp turn pink.
  3. Drain tortellini mixture; add to skillet. Stir in salt, thyme, pepper and remaining oil; toss to coat.
Shrimp Asparagus Fettuccine: Bring 4 qt. water to a boil. Add 9 ounces refrigerated fettuccine and 1 cup cut fresh asparagus. Boil for 2-3 minutes or until pasta is tender. Proceed with the recipe as written but replace thyme with 3/4 tsp. dried basil. Nutrition Facts: 1-1/2 cups equals 379 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 138 mg cholesterol, 411 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 2 fat. Soy Shrimp with Rice Noodles: Cook 8.8 ounces thin rice noodles according to package directions adding 1 cup frozen shelled edamame during the last 4 minutes of cooking. Proceed with the recipe as written but replace thyme with 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce and omit salt. Nutrition Facts: 1-1/2 cups equals 444 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 138 mg cholesterol, 744 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 2 fat.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 413 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 165mg cholesterol, 559mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 fat.

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