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Cheddar Shrimp and Penne Recipe

Cheddar Shrimp and Penne Recipe

My wife and I take turns in the kitchen. When I created this creamy dish, it quickly became one of our favorites.—Brad Walker, Holt, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined cooked medium shrimp
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook the garlic in butter over medium heat for 1 minute. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in 1 cup of cheese until melted. Remove from the heat.
  • 2. Drain pasta; add the pasta, shrimp and corn to cheese sauce. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 413 calories, 17 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 166 mg cholesterol, 754 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.