Shrimp and Mushroom Linguini with Creamy Cheese Herb Sauce
"This recipe is a 'gift from the gods.' You can easily substitute the shrimp and mushrooms for something else."
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
|1 (8-ounce) package||linguini pasta|
|1/2 pound||fresh mushrooms, sliced|
|2 cloves||garlic, minced|
|1 (3-ounce) package||cream cheese|
|2 tablespoons||chopped fresh parsley|
|3/4 teaspoon||dried basil|
|2/3 cup||boiling water|
|1/2 pound||cooked shrimp|
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguini and cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Drain.
Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until tender. Transfer to a plate.
In the same pan, melt 1/2 cup butter with the minced garlic. Stir in the cream cheese, breaking it up with a spoon as it melts. Stir in the parsley and basil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Mix in boiling water until sauce is smooth. Stir in cooked shrimp and mushrooms; heat sauce through.
Toss linguini with shrimp sauce and serve.