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shrimp and pasta

Recipe by
Crystal ~
Somewhere, IL

Super simple to make, and tasty. I like to use any of the tri-color pastas, when making this to give it a splash of color, but it is not necessary. Use any pasta you like!

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For shrimp and pasta

  • 8 ounces of pasta, cooked and drained
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 pound of shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 cup of half and half
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil or ¼ cup of freshly chopped basil
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

How To Make shrimp and pasta

  • 1
    In a large skillet, heat the butter.
  • 2
    Add the shrimp and garlic to the skillet and Sauté for 4 minutes. after 4 minutes, remove shrimp from skillet.
  • 3
    Add the half and half to the skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring often.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, cook the pasta in salted water for 12-15 minutes or until pasta is al-dente.
  • 5
    After cooking the half and half for 15 minutes, add the shrimp, cheese, basil, pepper, and salt. Cook a minute or two to heat through. Note: if the sauce seems a little thin to your liking, stir in a little arrowroot to thicken it up.
  • 6
    Pour mixture into a bowl and add the pasta. Toss to mix; serve.