You will love how easy it is to make this crock pot shrimp alfredo tortellini! Only 4 simple ingredients: creamy alfredo sauce, tender shrimp, and ready-made tortellini. It's cheesy, creamy, and delicious! Ready to make it?
You'll Love Slow Cooker Shrimp Alfredo!
Super easy. This easy crock pot shrimp Alfredo tortellini is super simple, with only 4 ingredients and 4 minutes to prep! How easy is it to cook tortellini right in the crock pot - and you cook the shrimp from frozen too? Yes! The perfect busy weeknight dinner!
Delicious. Shrimp alfredo is a classic comfort food, and when used with cheese tortellini, it's even more incredible. It's amazing how such simple ingredients can pack that much wonderful flavor.
Shrimp Alfredo in Crock Pot Ingredients
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this crockpot shrimp alfredo:
- Jar Alfredo Sauce: I used jarred alfredo sauce to make this a super easy recipe, but homemade alfredo sauce would totally work.
- Frozen Shrimp: Use frozen peeled and deveined shrimp, tails removed. Large or jumbo shrimp may be used.
- Frozen Cheese Tortellini: Frozen tortellini or refrigerated tortellini may be used.
- Dried Italian Seasoning
For exact ingredient quantities, please see the recipe card below!
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Substitutions and Variations
Here are some suggestions for customizing your crockpot shrimp alfredo:
Substitute cooked chicken breasts and make this chicken alfredo! Note that chicken breasts need to cook longer than the tortellini; it is important to use cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed.
Add a drained 15-ounce can of diced tomato with basil.
Fresh garlic may be added, or even garlic powder. Depending on the taste of your jar of alfredo sauce, you may want to add salt and pepper, too.
How To Make Crock Pot Shrimp Alfredo Using Jar Sauce
Here's how to make this SUPER easy shrimp alfredo tortellini recipe:
- Add all ingredients to a crock pot that has been coated with nonstick spray.
- Cover and cook on high for 2 to 3 hours or until the pasta is tender and the shrimp are pink and no longer translucent.
1. Add half of the alfredo sauce, Italian seasoning, and frozen cheese tortellini to the pot. Cook on high for 2 hours.
2. Add thawed shrimp and continue cooking until shrimp are done, about 30 minutes to 1 hour more.
3. Once shrimp are done, add remaining alfredo sauce and heat if needed.
4. Adjust seasoning if needed. Serve in bowls with fresh basil or parsley and parmesan cheese.
Hint: be careful not to overcook the shrimp. It is best to add them towards the last 30 minutes to 1 hour of cooking.
How to Serve It
There are several ways you can serve crockpot alfredo tortellini!
Meal idea! Pairs perfectly with a fresh salad or steamed broccoli and cheese bread or breadsticks.
Serve your alfredo garnished with fresh parsley or basil and extra-grated parmesan cheese. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
Slow Cooker Tips
Tip #1: The frozen tortellini goes straight into the pot - do not thaw. Same with the shrimp. Both will cook in the alfredo sauce.
Tip #2: Frozen cooked shrimp may be used, but you just need to add them to the slow cooker during the last hour of cooking so they don't turn rubbery.
Tip #3: Add the remaining half of the alfredo sauce after the shrimp are done. Warm if needed.
Let the pasta and shrimp cool, then place them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Tortellini Shrimp Alfredo Crock Pot Recipe
- 16 ounces frozen peeled and deveined large shrimp (thawed)
- 22 ounces of jarred alfredo sauce
- 16 ounce bag of frozen tortellini (do not thaw)
- 2 teaspoons italian seasoning
- optional for serving: fresh basil and parmesan cheese
- Spray the inside of the slow cooker with nonstick spray.
- Add the jar of alfredo sauce, frozen tortellini, and Italian seasoning to the slow cooker and stir to combine. Cook on high 2 to 2½ hours until the pasta is tender.
- Add the thawed shrimp and continue cooking about 30 minutes to 1 hour longer until the shrimp are pink and no longer translucent. Stir in the remaining alfredo sauce and warm if needed.
- Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy!
- Don't miss all of our helpful hints, substitution ideas, cooking tips, and other delicious recipes that can be found in our post. Check it out!
- NOTES: Adjust any seasoning as needed. Add more alfredo sauce if desired.
- VARIATIONS: Frozen cooked shrimp may be used, but add them the last 30 minutes to 1 hours until they are cooked through.
- SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Serve garnished with fresh basil or parsley and additional parmesan or mozzarella. Pairs well with a side salad or steamed vegetables and breadsticks or cheese bread.
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