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If you buy your shimp already peeled and deveined this meal takes 10 minutes TOTAL!!

This is supposed to be a copy cat recipe from the Olive Garden. Okay, so don't pee on yourself when you see how much butter is in this! I served this with Bertolli Three Cheese Tortellini that you get on the boxed pasta aisle so it helped use up some of the butter. Also I served this with a crusty bread and instead of buttering it we just sopped the butter off of our plates. If you are going to make this with one pound of shrimp, I suggest cutting out one stick of butter. If you choose to use 2 pounds of shrimp, you can use the full amount of butter. I am typing the recipe as it was written (full amount of butter and 1 pound of shrimp).


  • 2/3 oz box of fresh basil leaves (we can't get bunches of basil here, if you can use about 10 leaves)
  • 2 1/2 sticks butter (if using unsalted, increase salt to 1 tsp)
  • 2-4 cloves of garlic, per your taste, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 4 Tbsp parmesan or romano cheese
  • 1 pound of cheese tortellini
  • 1 pound of shrimp, peeled and deveined


  • Remove any large stems from basil, then mince.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic, basil, salt, pepper, and cheese. Sautee 1 minute and then add shrimp. Shrimp will be ready "when head meets tail" or about 2 on each side. If you leave the tails on, the tails will turn pink when done.
  • Serve over cooked pasta.

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