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Shrimp Penne with Garlic Sauce

“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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Drain pasta; place in a large bowl. Add shrimp mixture; toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 488 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 226mg cholesterol, 1205mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 37g protein.

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  • Kim0827
    Mar 15, 2018

    Very good. I tripled the garlic just because we like it.And used raw shrimp cooked right in tbe butter. I didn't have fresh parsley so I used jar. Easy to make also.

  • terriyaki2
    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
    Feb 27, 2016

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

  • dbeauche
    Oct 29, 2015

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

  • JKevin
    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
    Dec 10, 2014

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

  • cbenne12
    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
    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
    Mar 17, 2012

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

  • gen.landis
    Mar 2, 2012

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