Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 45 min 4
Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta
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2 tbsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
454 gm Shrimp, raw (without shells, deveined)
3 clove(s) Garlic
1 tsp, ground Basil, dried
1 tsp Red pepper flakes
1 tsp Paprika
227 gm White mushrooms (thinly sliced)
1 cup Cream, half and half, 10% M.F.
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
3/4 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
227 gm Pasta, Fettuccine, dry (or gluten free pasta)


Heat a large skillet until hot - add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and immediately add garlic and shrimp, cook on one side for about 1 minute until pink on one side, on medium-high heat. Flip the shrimp to the other side, sprinkle the top of cooked side of shrimp with dry basil, paprika, and salt, cook for another 1-2 minutes, occasionally stirring, until shrimp is pink on both sides. Remove the shrimp from skillet. If shrimp is a little undercooked - it's OK because you will continue cooking it in the sauce.

To the same skillet add sliced mushrooms. Add more olive oil if necessary. Cook on high heat for about 2 minutes, occasionally stirring, until mushrooms become soft and release juices. Salt midway through cooking.

To the skillet with mushrooms, add cooked shrimp. Immediately add 1 cup half and half and all of the cheese - bring to boil, then reduce to simmer, and cook, constantly stirring, until all cheese melts. Cover with lid and remove from heat.

Cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserve some of pasta water. Drain and rinse pasta with cold water. Add pasta to the skillet with shrimp and mushrooms and cream sauce. Stir well, season with more salt and add more crushed red pepper flakes and basil, if desired.

If the cream sauce is too thick and you want it creamier - add some pasta water in small amounts until you reach desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 580
Calories from fat 213
Calories from saturated fat 94
Total Fat 23.6 g
Saturated Fat 10.4 g
Trans Fat 0.4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.1 g
Cholesterol 227 mg
Sodium 547 mg
Potassium 787 mg
Total Carbohydrate 50 g
Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
Sugars 6.1 g
Protein 44 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.0
Meat 1.3
Milk Alternative 0.7
Vegetables 1.1

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