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Pasta with Shrimp & Basil Recipe
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Pasta with Shrimp & Basil Recipe

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Purchasing precooked shrimp, bagged spinach and shredded cheeses from your local grocery store is a huge time-saver when you need to make this delicious pasta medley in a hurry. —Nadine Mesch, Mount Healthy, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 pound peeled and deveined cooked medium shrimp
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 454 calories, 27 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 147 mg cholesterol, 331 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute mushrooms in butter until tender. Stir in cream. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in the shrimp, spinach, pine nuts, cheeses, basil, salt and pepper; cook for 1-2 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Drain pasta; add to shrimp mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pasta with Shrimp & Basil in Simple & Delicious December/January 2012, p28

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 454 calories, 27 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 147 mg cholesterol, 331 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jun. 17, 2014

Wonderfully flavorful! The only difference we made was use mozzarella instead of swiss cheese.

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Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

Sorry but used ore cooked shrimp is a crime. They taste much better when we cook and to Cook shrimp takes what? 5 minutes. Try ad let me know the difference

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Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

easy quick & tasty

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