This is an easy dish and can be made with different variations. It's also good with chicken breasts, or other seafood such as crawfish tails, scallions or crab meat. Also great with angel hair pasta instead of fettuccine noodles. Sliced white mushrooms can be used if preferred. Hope you enjoy as much as my family does!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 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 boil. Add pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and set aside.

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  • Meanwhile, heat 1/4 cup butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in mushrooms, and cook until soft. Remove mushrooms, and set aside. Wipe out skillet.

  • Heat 1/2 cup butter in the skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in onions, and cook until soft and translucent. Stir in garlic, and cook 1 minute. Add cream cheese, and cook until melted.

  • Reduce heat to medium low, and stir in flour, whipping cream, and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Stir in shrimp, and season with Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cook until shrimp are pink and sauce thickens, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Fold mushrooms, green onions, and fettuccine into sauce. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

1050.3 calories; 49.5 g protein; 69.1 g carbohydrates; 426.4 mg cholesterol; 823.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2006
This dish had an excellent flavor, I wanted to rate it 5 stars but it did need a little fixing. First, I used only half cream and half milk but it was WAY too thick. Next try I used milk and no cream and it was perfect. I balked at the lb of mushrooms, but it's a perfect amount. Also, just personal preference, I used half shrimp and half scallops. Exquisite! I would serve this for company. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/09/2010
So disappointed when I make something and then rate it low. So VERY bland. Made it as per recipe but added two extra cloves of garlic. Had to add salt and pepper after serving up to give it some sort of flavor. Just did not do it for us.... Read More
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  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2006
This dish had an excellent flavor, I wanted to rate it 5 stars but it did need a little fixing. First, I used only half cream and half milk but it was WAY too thick. Next try I used milk and no cream and it was perfect. I balked at the lb of mushrooms, but it's a perfect amount. Also, just personal preference, I used half shrimp and half scallops. Exquisite! I would serve this for company. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2006
This dish had an excellent flavor, I wanted to rate it 5 stars but it did need a little fixing. First, I used only half cream and half milk but it was WAY too thick. Next try I used milk and no cream and it was perfect. I balked at the lb of mushrooms, but it's a perfect amount. Also, just personal preference, I used half shrimp and half scallops. Exquisite! I would serve this for company. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2008
I never have cream on hand, so I used 1% milk instead, and it was fine. The cream cheese still gave it that "creamy" mouth feel. I also don't keep "cajun seasoning" on hand, so I used 1/4 tsp. each of paprika, cayenne red pepper, black pepper, onion powder, and salt. The cayenne was really what pushed this recipe over the top - combined with the creaminess, it made a really interesting sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2007
I made this recipe for my fiance and his family. They said it tasted like something from a restaurant. The only alteration I made was that I used regular sized portobello mushrooms and I used 3/4 whipping cream and 1 and 1/4 cup skim milk. It was still very rich and has a little kick. I highly recommend it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2011
Pretty good! And amazingly easy. But I didn't make it as written. I cooked the onions/mushrooms then removed them wiped out the pan (or sauce will be greyish brown) and then melted the butter and added the flour. Let it cook several minutes to cook out the flour taste then added the garlic (extra!) and spices. Let it cook a few minutes then melted in the cream cheese and slowly added the cream. Added the mushrooms/onions. Yum! Also I subbed spaghetti squash for pasta to make it a bit healthier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2009
OMG this was so good. It made 6 very large servings we are 4 and we ate it for dinner one nite and then we all ate it for lunch the next day too. This was a very simple recipe and we made it just as posted except the type of pasta - i was out of fettuccini noodles. We will be making this part of our regular monthly menu. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2011
I made this last night for my husband's birthday. I used cookie_cooker's suggestions to melt the butter then add the flour and cook for a couple of minutes before adding the cream cheese and cream. The only seasoning I used was Tony Chachere's (I'm from Louisiana so it's a staple in my pantry). I used the whole pint of whipping cream but I did have to add milk (I have 2%) to thin it a little. This was delicious and quick! I was kind of scared to try it because a couple of people rated it so low...DON'T LISTEN TO THEM!!! My neighbor ate with us and kept saying how much better than the Olive Garden this was. I can't believe how good this tasted considering it only took me 30-40 min. to make. Thank you so much!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2006
MMMM MMMM!! Prepared exactly as directed but had to use mozzarella cheese instead of Parmesan. Restaurant quality! Shrimp and portobellos go so great together. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/09/2010
So disappointed when I make something and then rate it low. So VERY bland. Made it as per recipe but added two extra cloves of garlic. Had to add salt and pepper after serving up to give it some sort of flavor. Just did not do it for us.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2011
best recipe on this entire website! Read More
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