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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