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Fast Food: Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta

Fast Food: Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta
October 18th, 2008 by katie I love this recipe. It is so fast and easy yet so filling and rich. It is a company worthy dish on a weeknight time budget. 4-8 oz fettuccine or linguine10 tbsp butter, divided (I know, but I’ve tried it with less and it’s just not the same)8 oz fresh, sliced mushrooms2 garlic cloves, minced3 oz cream cheese, cut into small pieces2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped (you can use dried herbs if that’s all you have)2/3 cup boiling water (from your noodle pot)1 lb cooked shrimp (feel free to buy frozen-gasp!)Boil and salt a large pot of water and cook your pasta. Serve this with a good crusty loaf of garlic bread and a salad.

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