Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tasty Tuesday--Creamy Tomato-Basil Pasta with Shrimp

This is a quick weeknight recipe that the whole family will love. You can put this on the table in 20 minutes--perfect for those busy school nights! I originally found this recipe off of the Kraft website, but I modified it to fit our tastes--you could totally do the same.  My daughter isn't a shrimp lover, but agreed that this was tasty! Hope your family enjoys it as much as we did!

Creamy Tomato-Basil Pasta with Shrimp

3 cups pasta, uncooked
¼ c. light balsamic vinaigrette dressing
1 lb. uncooked, peeled, de-veined medium shrimp
1 c. fat-free reduced sodium chicken broth
½ tsp garlic powder and black pepper
4 oz Light Cream Cheese
2 c. grape tomatoes
½ c. shredded Parmesan cheese
8 fresh basil leaves, cut into strips

Cook pasta as directed.  Meanwhile, heat 2 T. dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add shrimp; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp from skillet; cover to keep warm. Discard any drippings.
Add remaining dressing, broth and seasonings to skillet; cook 2 minutes or until heated through. Add cream cheese; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until melted. Stir in tomatoes; cook 1 minute.
Drain pasta. Add to ingredients in skillet. Stir in Parmesan and half the basil; top with shrimp and remaining basil.



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  1. This is such a lovely dish for a Sunday dinner! Thank you for linking up to Wednesday Extravaganza

  2. Your pasta and shrimp dish looks so yummy! Just say shrimp and we're in! Thanks for sharing this at our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! Come back soon. -The Six Sisters


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