Creamy Shrimp Pasta with Mushrooms

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Total Time: 30 Minutes, Servings: 4 Servings

Ingredients :

  • 8 oz fettuccine pasta (for gluten free version, use gluten free brown rice pasta)
  • 1/2 cup cooked pasta water (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb shrimp (10 big shrimp or 20 small shrimp without shells, deveined)
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 8 oz mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese shredded

Instructions :

    Cook pasta

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain. Reserve some of the pasta water.
  • How to cook shrimp

  • Heat a large skillet until hot – add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and immediately add garlic and shrimp.
  • Cook on one side for about 1 minute until pink, on medium-high heat.
  • Flip the shrimp to the other side. Sprinkle the top of the cooked side of shrimp with dry basil, paprika, crushed red pepper flakes, and salt. Cook for another 1-2 minutes, occasionally stirring, until shrimp is pink on both sides.
  • Remove the shrimp from the skillet. If shrimp is a little undercooked – it’s OK because you will continue cooking it in the sauce.
  • How to cook mushrooms

  • To the same, now empty, skillet, add sliced mushrooms. Add more olive oil if necessary.
  • Cook on medium-high heat for about 2 minutes, occasionally stirring, until mushrooms become soft and release juices. Sprinkle with a small amount of salt midway through cooking.
  • How to make creamy sauce

  • To the skillet with mushrooms, add cooked shrimp. Immediately add 1 cup half-and-half. Bring to boil.
  • Add half the cheese (1/2 cup). Bring to boil, and immediately reduce to medium-simmer. Cook, constantly stirring, until the cheese melts.
  • Gradually start adding the remaining cheese (1/2 cup), while stirring. Do not add all of the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese at once. Add just enough for the sauce to get creamy without getting too thick. You might not use all of the remaining cheese.
  • Remove from heat. Taste, and add more salt if needed.
  • Add cooked and drained pasta from step 1 to the skillet with shrimp and mushrooms and cream sauce. Reheat on medium heat. Stir well.
  • If the cream sauce is too thick and you want it thinner – add some pasta water in small amounts to the cream sauce (while the sauce is simmering on low-medium heat) until you reach desired consistency.
  • Season with more salt and add more crushed red pepper flakes and basil, if desired.

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