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
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (8 ounce) package linguini pasta

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ½ pound fresh mushrooms, sliced

  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • ¾ teaspoon dried basil

  • cup boiling water

  • ½ pound cooked shrimp


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguini and cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Drain.

  2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until tender. Transfer to a plate.

  3. 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.

  4. Toss linguini with shrimp sauce and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

601 Calories
38g Fat
44g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 601
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 49%
Saturated Fat 23g 117%
Cholesterol 210mg 70%
Sodium 403mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 448mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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