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Recipes

Shrimp and Mushroom Macaroni with Creamy Cheese Herb Sauce

Submitted by Donna

Use Light Cream Cheese for less calories

Excellent with Fiber Gourmet Elbow Macaroni or Fettuccine

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 pound cooked shrimp

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until tender.
  3. In the same pan, melt 1/2 cup butter with the minced garlic. Stir in the cream cheese, breaking it up with a spoon as it melts. Stir in the parsley and basil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Mix in boiling water until sauce is smooth. Stir in cooked shrimp and heat through.
  4. Toss pasta with shrimp sauce, and serve.