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Light Garlic Shrimp Baked Penne

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Alfredo, garlic shrimp, fire-roasted tomatoes and whole wheat pasta.

Ingredients

  • 1-½ Tablespoon Butter, Divided
  • 4 cloves Garlic, Minced, Divided
  • 1 pound Raw, Deveined Tail-off Shrimp
  • 6 ounces, weight Whole Wheat Penne Pasta
  • 1 can (14.5 Oz. Size) Fire-roasted Tomatoes With Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Flour
  • 6 ounces, fluid Evaporated Milk
  • 1 ounce, weight Light Cream Cheese
  • ⅓ cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • ¼ cups Parmesan Cheese, For Topping

Preparation

In a skillet, melt 1/2 tablespoon butter and add 1 clove minced garlic. Saute for 1 minute or until garlic is soft and fragrant. Add shrimp and cook about 3 minutes on each side, until no longer pink.

Cook pasta as directed until al dente. Drain and return to pan. Drain tomatoes and add to the pasta. Add cooked shrimp.

In a small skillet, melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter and add the remaining minced garlic over medium-high heat. Saute for 1 minute. Add flour and stir until a soft, sticky mixture forms, about 1 minute. Add half of the evaporated milk and whisk until smooth. As it cooks, the mixture will start to thicken and bubble; when it does, add the rest of the evaporated milk. As the mixture thickens and bubbles again, add the cream cheese and whisk until smooth. As the mixture thickens, add the chicken stock to thin out the sauce. Season with salt to taste.

Pour sauce immediately over pasta and mix gently. Pour into a small baking dish. Top with Parmesan cheese and bake at 375ºF for about 10-15 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Note: The sauce will start to really thicken within a few minutes of taking it off the heat. Make sure to mix it in with the pasta right away. When I made this, I used a 10×6 baking dish. You could also top this with seasoned breadcrumbs.

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cposwinski on 4.23.2012

My husband couldn’t believe this wasn’t a full fat alfredo, delicious!

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zimmsbride on 3.6.2012

Good stuff!

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misspriss on 1.27.2012

This pasta was delicious! I’ll definitely be making this again. I didn’t have any evaporated milk so I used cream instead and I added panko breadcrumbs to the top. Thanks for sharing! :)

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city baked on 1.26.2012

I made a few adjustments here and there but I basically followed the recipe. It was great!

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