Creamy Tomato-Basil Pasta with Shrimp

Melanie Wagner


This is quick and easy. My family loved it. Even the picky teenager and toddler!


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10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    ziti, uncooked
  • 1 lb
    medium or large shrimp, frozen cooked
  • 1 can(s)
    chicken broth, non-fat, reduced-sodium
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 1/2 pt
    grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • ·
    garlic powder, dried basil, salt and pepper to taste
  • ·
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • ·
    garlic olive oil

How to Make Creamy Tomato-Basil Pasta with Shrimp


  1. COOK pasta as directed on package. Add roasted garlic olive oil to the pasta water. Thaw shrimp and remove tails.
  2. COMBINE broth and seasonings to skillet on medium-high heat; cook 2 min. or until heated through. Add Cream Cheese; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until melted. Stir in tomatoes; cook 1 min.
  3. DRAIN pasta. Add to ingredients in skillet. Stir in Parmesan (I put in a couple of handfuls); top with shrimp and stir until heated through.

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About Creamy Tomato-Basil Pasta with Shrimp

Course/Dish: Pasta Seafood
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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