Baked Garlic Shrimp Penne

Baked Garlic Shrimp Penne

 

Baked Garlic Shrimp Penne (Pinch of Yum’s recipe)

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. raw, deveined tail-off shrimp (I used frozen)
  • 4 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 ounces whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes with garlic
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 6 ounces fat-free evaporated milk (about half of a can)
  • 1 ounce fat-free cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese for topping

Directions:

  • 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 1 tablespoon butter and add 3 cloves 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; bake at 375 degrees for about 10-15 minutes or until golden brown on top.
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