Angel Hair Pasta with Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli

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This makes the best cream sauce I've ever had. It's a quick meal that is a sure way to impress company without the hassle.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 ounce) package angel hair pasta

  • 2 ½ tablespoons butter, divided

  • 1 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 1 ½ tablespoons pesto

  • 1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 dash hot sauce

  • ½ (16 ounce) package frozen broccoli florets, thawed

  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  2. Melt 1.5 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes. Slowly stir in milk and cream; simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened. Mix in pesto, parsley, 3 cloves minced garlic, Parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon salt, white pepper, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce. Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer.

  3. Meanwhile, place broccoli in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still firm, about 2 to 6 minutes. Drain.

  4. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet. Saute shrimp, remaining 3 cloves minced garlic, and 1 teaspoon salt for 5 minutes, or until shrimp are pink.

  5. In a large bowl, toss pasta, shrimp and broccoli; pour sauce over and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

431 Calories
20g Fat
40g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 431
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 1139mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 25mg 127%
Calcium 195mg 15%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 450mg 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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