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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 363.5
  • Total Fat: 15.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 211.3 mg
  • Sodium: 829.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 30.9 g

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Creamy Shrimp Pasta

Submitted by: PSYCOFREAK
Creamy Shrimp Pasta

Introduction

Great for a quick weeknight dinner! Great for a quick weeknight dinner!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    8 ounces fettucine
    1 pound medium shrimp, fresh or frozen
    1 (8-oz) package Neufchatel reduced-fat cream cheese
    1 cup chicken broth
    5 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and excess moisture removed
    1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
    2 cloves garlic
    salt & pepper to taste

Directions

Cook fettuccine as directed on package

Meanwhile, heat large skillet or pat to medium-high heat.

Add cream cheese and chicken broth, cook stir 3 to 4 minutes until cream cheese is melted and mixture is blended well.

Add Parmesan cheese, garlic and salt & pepper to taste.

Add shrimp and stir until cooked thru (if using frozen shrimp, until heated thru). Add spinach and stir well.
Drain pasta; place in a large bowl.
Stir in shrimp mixture.

ADD INS- Toss in 2 medium tomatoes for taste and color!






TAGS:  Fish | Dinner | Fish Dinner |

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  • Incredible!
    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
    I just loved it. Adjusted the parmeganto 3 tablespoons. douoble the amount of spinach, used 13 3/4 oz of pasta it was enough for 6 people. It will be a regular in my house - 4/28/09

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  • Very Good
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Quick & easy! My family enjoyed this, they didn't even realize it was a healthy version. I used a 14 oz can of chicken broth and broccoli instead of spinach. Sauce was kind of thick, next time I will use less parm cheese. The sauce will make a good base for other pasta dishes also. - 3/14/09

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  • Very Good
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    This was very good....I tried to lighten up calories so used only 1/2 the cream cheese, and substituted fat free sour cream. Added some red pepper and extra garlic, for flavor, and served with whole grain penne pasta. Everyone loved it! - 3/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    My teenage son made this for dinner tonight and we loved it! He sauteed fresh spinach in garlic instead of using frozen. It was a filling meal, and we will use the sauce with broccoli and chicken next time. - 6/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! I altered it a bit... I sauteed garlic (a bit more than specified since we are garlic lovers), basil, sun dried tomatoes & 1/4 onion in a bit of oil from the sun dried tomatoes. I used less parmesan, low fat cream cheese, fat free chicken broth & Barilla Plus multigrain spaghetti. :-D - 7/9/10

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe, made it for a girls night out meal, used 99% Fat Free chicken broth and 1/3 less fat Great Value brand Neufchatel Cheese and this was wonderful. This recipe is a keeper. - 6/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I made this for three people, and they all loved it! My girlfriend (who is a very harsh food critic) said it tasted like it came from a resteraunt. I followed it exactly as given, and it came out perfect! Thank you for submitting this! - 4/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Oh, so good! But when I checked it in my nutritional tracker, I discovered that it was high in Cholesterol. My fault, I should have checked before making the recipe. So, for a treat once in a whil,e great, but not too often! - 10/6/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    It was very delicious! It tasted like meal from a good Italian restaurant , and it was fun to make. Bon Appetit! - 6/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This came out so good I had to comment. The only thing I did different was fresh spinach instead of frozen. It will be a regular on my menu. Thank you. - 5/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Oh my!! I started with sauté of garlic and fresh spinach in a bit of olive oil...a pinch of red pepper flakes, then added cream cheese, broth, parm followed by shrimp, then pasta. I think I only had about 1/2 cup parm and that seemed to be plenty. You can always garnish with a bit more. Great! - 7/12/12

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I will make this again. I added tomatoes and mushrooms. - 8/3/10

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Pretty good. My husband and I liked it, the kids not so much. Next time I will use a little less parm and try it with chicken and mushrooms. I also used light parm and light cream cheese to lighten the cals a bit. Thanks for posting the recipe :) - 5/11/09

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used 1/2 container of low fat cream cheese and 1/2 container of Fat Free cream cheese with low fat Parmesan cheese cutting the calories even more and it was great! Paired with a salad it was easy and fast not to mention the taste was incredible. - 5/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night and all 5 of us loved it. Even my picky 9 yr old! My husband just kept muttering "Damn...this is really GOOD!" 2 thumbs up from me! - 5/30/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    just tried this recipe. swapped shrimp for prawn as couldn't get any but i reccomend this to any one its a winner - 6/30/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    VERY GOOD I WILL BE MAKING THIS AGAIN. VERY EASY TO MAKE AND HAD ALOT OF FLAVOR. I EVEN USED LITE CHEESE. - 2/27/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was really good. Used chicken instead of shrimp and used a bit of garlic and herb cream cheese. Very flavorful. - 11/8/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Our family loves "shrimp-in-love"! One's tongue just wraps around the pasta and shrimp and leads to savoring the fine Italian restaurant taste. I used fresh spinach. Found the sauce a bit heavy & added a bit more chicken broth.Simple to prepare! Hard to resist 2nd/3rd helpings! At-zuh-taliano! - 5/26/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    my daughters loved this recipe....I used garlic powder and whole wheat pasta instead and no salt.......my daughter said it tastes just like olive gardens..... - 6/11/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This tuned out really good! Much to my (skeptical) husbands suprise it was just as yummy as the butter dripping version that i use to make! Will definately make this again. - 6/18/09

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  • O.K.
    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I think it would be better with broccoli instead of Spinach. Plus, I used whole-wheat noodles. Didn't work! - 5/10/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It isn't 6 servings for my family. I like the suggestions for reducing calories and keeping flavor! - 12/12/08

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  • This is fantastic! I added more spinach and broth (it is very thick). - 4/10/14

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  • Made it today. It was delicious and very convenient to make. - 3/5/14

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