Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Shrimp and Mushroom Linguine

Welcome back from the holiday! I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!! We hung out at some friend's house and shot of lots of fireworks and had a ton of yummy food. It was nice to have an extra day off of work as well, so no complaints there

This week will be a little short, I apologize in advance, but I do have a good reason and as much as it kills me I can't tell you right now. So on to a yummy dish that will make up for it in creaminess. :) (Oh and if it looks like alot more in the pictures then the recipe it's because I doubled it so we would have enough for lunches for the week.)

I love the recipes Sara post, I admire her for all of the growing and canning she does as well as raising a toddler all at the same time. Be sure you check out her blog, I know you'll find a great recipe to try. My hubby said I must share this with you because it is his new favorite and it's so easy he can make it, so away we go...
Shrimp and Mushroom Linguine with Creamy Cheese Herb Sauce
(Adapted from Today's Menu Take It of Leave It, who adapted it from

1 (8 ounce) package linguine pasta
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese (I used the entire 8-oz package by recommendation of those that had rated it on allrecipes)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
3/4 teaspoon dried basil
2/3 cup boiling water
1/2 pound cooked shrimp

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

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. (I cooked the shrimp in here as well.)

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, and heat through.
Toss linguine with shrimp sauce, and serve.

Sara added peas to her pasta, and I think any veggie would work great in it so feel free to sneak them in.


  1. Looks fantastic Allie. Cant wait to hear your good reason:)

  2. We love this, too! Glad you guys enjoyed it! I should actually make it again sometime soon...

    And can't wait till you can share your secret with us bloggers! :)

  3. It does look good and really creamy.

  4. This looks and sounds terrific. I wouldn't mind the leftovers :-). Have a good short week mystery lady.

  5. This looks wonderful. I'm hungry from just looking at the photos.

  6. This recipe caught my eye and I made it the next day. I tweaked it a little by using Brummel & Brown spread instead of butter and a low fat cream cheese. The texture of the cream cheese made me a little nervous when it was in the pan, but once I added the water and mixed everything together it was perfect. Great dish for entertaining as it is quick and easy. I think I am going to play around with the flavorings for next time I make it just to see what else I can come up with! Thank you for sharing... and good luck in your new venture!!