Shrimp Penne with Garlic Sauce Recipe
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Shrimp Penne with Garlic Sauce Recipe

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“My friends and family request this all the time. It’s quick and smells so good.” Christy Martell - Round Hill, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 pound cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons seafood seasoning

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 488 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 226mg cholesterol, 1205mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 37g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, saute garlic in butter. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add broth and milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the shrimp, cheese, parsley and seafood seasoning; heat through.
  2. Drain pasta; place in a large bowl. Add shrimp mixture; toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Shrimp Penne with Garlic Sauce in Simple & Delicious May 2010, p66

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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[email protected] User ID: 3261701 254581
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2016

"So I bought a boatload of great prawns yesterday and used 1/2 for dinner. When I announced I was making prawns for dinner/football appetizers tonight, guess what the family wanted!? Funny, I was out of fresh Parmesan yesterday and subbed shredded Monteray Jack. Super good accident! So did the same tonight. You can easily say this family loves this recipe! Thank you for sharing, Virginia!"

TW1018 User ID: 8785977 244571
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2016

"I loved this recipe, only thing I changed was no parsley. I myself don't like it. Great recipe.."

dbeauche User ID: 4406338 235919
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"Very good and easy to make even on a busy weeknight!"

JKevin User ID: 1046896 220958
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2015

"I love this recipe. It taste great with just the right portions and fast for when you don't want to stand over the stove all night. Thanks."

Isimmons30 User ID: 8136428 214534
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2014

"Just made this today...... and it was soooo good I will be making this more often"

cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 174375
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"Wonderful meal! The only addition I made was double the garlic. A meal where people are too busy enjoying the food to speak."

Gramma Amy User ID: 6989823 141411
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"Absolutely delicious! I loved the suggestion of the reviewer to add sundried tomatoes, mushrooms, and crab. I also used about 6 cloves of garlic for the flavor we love. There is alot of sauce.... so I added about a pound more shrimp, and we chose to use linguine instead of penne pasta. Worked great, and my family gave it rave reviews! It will be regular recipe on our table!"

awehnau User ID: 4461597 209846
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2012

"delish - made just the way recipe was posted and it was perfect! no changes necessary."

kvanvuren User ID: 5637536 104723
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

"I made this tonight for my son and I and doubled the recipe for leftovers for my husband. We both liked it! It was kind of soupy but that may have been my fault because I put a little too much milk in it. I might freeze the extra sauce and "remake" it later with shrimp again or crab or chicken."

akoehler79 User ID: 2893559 161502
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2011

"This was totally delicious! I used cheese tortellini rather than the penne pasta, shredded Italian blend cheese, and uncooked shrimp because it is what I had on hand. I also didn't have chicken broth so I disolved 2 chicken boulon cubes in about 1-1/2 cups of water. Also added a little more garlic because in taste testing the sauce, I didn't think it had enough. Could also add a small amount of pepper to it for a little kick. There was plenty of sauce I probably could have used 2 packages of tortellini."

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