Light and Easy Recipes and Meal Ideas

Tortellini and Shrimp w Alfredo Sauce

Calories: 408
Tortellini and Shrimp w Alfredo Sauce

This home-made Alfredo sauce is light and creamy with a hint of Parmesan and garlic. For the tortellini, I use regular frozen store bought, but brands and package sizes vary. Be sure the check the nutrition information on the tortellini package.


Recipe makes 4 servings. Serving size is 1/4 th of the recipe (8 shrimp, 1 cup tortellini, 3/4 cup broccoli, 1/4 of the sauce). WW SmartPoints and nutrition information includes the sauce.

Yield/Servings: 4 Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe Total Cook/Prep time: 40 minutes


  • About 32 large shrimp (pre-cooked is ok)
  • 3 cups chopped broccoli florets (fresh or frozen)
  • 4 cups frozen cheese tortellini
  • For the sauce:
  • 2 cups of skim milk
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh garlic
  • 4 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp of cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper


To make the sauce:

Mix the milk and cornstarch in a bowl to thoroughly combine

In a small pot, heat the garlic and butter on very low heat for about 4 minutes

Add milk/cornstarch mixture to the garlic and butter

Simmer for 10 minutes stirring slowly but constantly

Remove from heat, add parmesan cheese, salt and pepper

Sauce with thicken as it cools

While the sauce is cooling:

Boil the tortellini in a pot until tender. Drain and set aside in a large mixing bowl.

Wash, trim and steam the broccoli for about 5 minutes

Add the broccoli to the bowl of cooked tortellini

Heat the shrimp in a pan on the stovetop

Add it to the bowl of broccoli and tortellini

Pour the sauce into the bowl and mix to combine

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