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Creamy Lemon Shrimp Pasta

Written by Andrea Published on 26 March 2015 Category: BlogRecipes
Recipe Mar 24 Cramy lemon Shrimp Pasta Copy 


2 cups penne pasta, uncooked
1½ pounds raw, deveined, peeled medium shrimp
½ cup chicken broth
6 ounces (¾ of 8-ounce package) cream cheese, cubed
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


Cook pasta in a large saucepan as directed on the package, adding shrimp to the 
boiling water for the last 3 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat broth in a large skillet over medium heat. 
Add cream cheese, lemon zest and juice. Cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes,

or until the cream cheese has melted.
Drain the pasta mixture. Add to the cream cheese sauce with Parmesan; mix well.
Top with mozzarella. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the mozzarella is melted.

Sprinkle with parsley. 
Makes 6 servings.
Variation: Substitute boneless, skinless chicken breasts for the shrimp. Cut chicken
into strips. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook,
stirring, for 7-8 minutes or until done. Add to the sauce with the pasta and Parmesan.