Creamed Spinach and Shrimp Tortellini


Made this recipe and it was outstanding!

Original recipe from Darius Cooks-


  • 1 pound of stuffed tortellini cooked & drained (use your fave)
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of half & half
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chopped roasted garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 cup of parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces of room temperature cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup of smoked gouda cheese
  • 16 ounces of frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • a pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil


Step 1

1. In a saucepan, over medium heat, melt the butter. When the butter is melted, whisk in the flour and cook for about 90 seconds until the flour taste has cooked out.

Step 2

2. Then, add in the half and half and stir well to combine. It’s a good idea to make sure the heat is on high at this point and as soon as it starts to thicken, lower the heat back to medium.

Step 3

3. Add in all of the other ingredients except the tortellini and stir occasionally to combine well and to prevent from sticking.

Step 4

4. Once the sauce is thick, toss in the pasta and serve.

Step 5

1. Toss the shrimp together with the olive oil, salt, and Old Bay.

Step 6

2. Get a skillet hot and then sauté the shrimp on both sides until they’re cooked through. Serve immediately.


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