Buttery Shrimp Pasta

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I'm a sucker for pasta and an even bigger sucker for a creamy sauce over pasta. 

I looked up a few recipes and created this one. It was yummy, the sauce was tasty but not super heavy and overwhelming. And it's a bonus that I almost always have the ingredients to make this. 


1/2 Pound cooked and drained pasta
1/4 cup butter
About a pound of shrimp
1 Tablespoon chopped garlic
2 cups half and half
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes 

1. Cook the pasta. 

2. In a saute pan, heat butter, shrimp and garlic until shrimp is cooked or warmed through. Remove shrimp.

3. Add half and half. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer for about 15 minutes or until sauce thickens.

4. Add back the shrimp, basil, cheese and peppers.

5. Toss in pasta and serve!

Like I said, the sauce is lighter and the red pepper adds a great taste. This lasted on meal when we usually have leftovers. We both went back for more!


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