This recipe is a 'gift from the gods.' You can easily substitute the shrimp and mushrooms for something else.

Karyn

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

601 calories; protein 23.2g 46% DV; carbohydrates 44g 14% DV; fat 38.3g 59% DV; cholesterol 210.3mg 70% DV; sodium 402.7mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2006
Very tasty by following reviewer suggestions. I almost didn't make this since it isn't as low fat a recipe as I usually make, but I will definitely do again. I sauteed the mushrooms and shrimp together with extra garlic and white wine and slightly undercooked since I knew they would cook more when added to the sauce. I used 8 oz cream cheese, extra basil, and instead of water used 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 white wine and the liquid from after the mushrooms and shrimp had sat. Also added parmesan. I think next time I will try with lower fat cream cheese just to see if I can get the same results. I can see doing this in the spring with salmon and aspargus. YUM!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2011
it seems so many folks love this...and yes it is good. my problem is it calls for too much water. i made as written...too watery for my taste. halve the water and it would be better. i won't waste shrimp again here, though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2006
Very tasty by following reviewer suggestions. I almost didn't make this since it isn't as low fat a recipe as I usually make, but I will definitely do again. I sauteed the mushrooms and shrimp together with extra garlic and white wine and slightly undercooked since I knew they would cook more when added to the sauce. I used 8 oz cream cheese, extra basil, and instead of water used 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 white wine and the liquid from after the mushrooms and shrimp had sat. Also added parmesan. I think next time I will try with lower fat cream cheese just to see if I can get the same results. I can see doing this in the spring with salmon and aspargus. YUM!!! Read More
(456)
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2006
This could be a restaurant quality recipt with a few exceptions: Increase shrimp 1 lb., use cremini mushrooms, use fresh basil increase to 1/3cp and use flat leaf parsley. Double the garlic. Add 1/4 cp Marsala before adding shrimp and mushrooms. Serve with garlic bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2006
This is absolutely amazing. I did have to add some milk to make the sauce because without it, it was just too thick (you could add some of the pasta water too...if you prefer). We loved this. This would be perfect for company because it has great visual presence. One of our favorite recipes from this site up to date. Thank you for the post. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2010
I can't tell you how many times I've made this recipe. Its amazingly easy and you'll get rave reviews from anyone who hasn't tried it yet. The best part of this recipe is you can change it to your liking, add mushrooms or if you don't like them, use another vegetable like broccoli or asparagus or even pea pods! I always add extra garlic just because I REALLY love garlic. The recipe calls for shrimp, but I've also used chicken for this and pasta possibilities are endless! Penne, cavatapi, fusilli, linguini, fettuccini.. I've even used chinese lomein noodles (for extra protein). Fresh cracked black pepper to top this is a must it truly brings out the flavor of everything. Go ahead, try this recipe and post your combination and thoughts! :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2006
Awesome recipe! I used white wine and boiling water with 8oz of cream cheese and the sauce was delicious. Also using a wire whisk to break up the lumps of cheese in the pan really helps. Yummy and simple. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
OOOHHH so good! This is another great recipe! I added a chopped green onion, a chopped green bell pepper and 1 chicken breast chopped (in addition to the shrimp)when sauting the mushrooms. I also used cream cheese with chives. It was heavenly! I served with "Spring Strawberry Spinach Salad" and "Great Garlic Bread" also found on this site and the combination was better than any restraunt! I will be making this meal again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2003
OMG - Very good! A new favorite for my boyfriend and I! Per others - while sauting the mushrooms, I added 1/2 red & 1/2 green bell pepper (chopped), apprx 1 TBLS minced green onion and 1 chicken breast (chopped). I too used cream cheese w/ chives and added a splash of white wine (not the cooking kind wht wine!) to the sauce. It wasn't too thick like others complained about and the flavors were great. The addition of the xtra veggies made the dish look even more appealing! Served with garlic toast and you have yourself and great meal!! Thanks Karyn & All Recipes!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2006
Delicious! I followed the recipe pretty closely except I added a full pound of shrimp. For the mushrooms I used baby portabellas and they were terrific in this dish. I also used red. fat cream cheese and about 1/4 cup of butter to try to cut some of the fat. The tasate was still wonderful! I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2006
Definitely a keeper. I followed some other suggestions by doubling the garlic and the cream cheese and adding 1/4 marsala wine. I didn't quite add all of the water and added some parmesean cheese to thicken it up. I used mini portobellos and extra shrimp and it was delicious! Highly recommended! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2011
it seems so many folks love this...and yes it is good. my problem is it calls for too much water. i made as written...too watery for my taste. halve the water and it would be better. i won't waste shrimp again here, though. Read More
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