"Cream cheese, shrimp, red bell peppers, and fresh snap peas are sauteed with a flavorful dressing to make a creamy sauce mixed with penne pasta." — Philadelphia
KRAFT Light Zesty Italian Dressing
raw large cleaned shrimp, thawed if frozen
red peppers, cut into short thin strips
PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, cubed
KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
BRILLIANT!!! This tastes so rich and delicious it's hard to believe that it is low fat and low calorie! I cooked this with Barilla Plus Penne pasta for the extra fiber and nutrition. It was fabulous. I followed the recipe for the most part except I am the only pea lover in the family. I substituted the pea pods with 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets and cooked it with the peppers. I also added a couple of ounces of Chardonnay to enhance the already marvelous flavor. YUM!!!!! I think 6 oz. of fresh sliced mushrooms would also be a great addition. Also (and this is important) if the shrimp you are using is pre-cooked, as mine was, you must add it at the last moment and bring it just up to temperature. If you add pre-cooked shrimp with the peppers from the start, it will get over cooked and really tough. My husband LOVED this dish and gave it an A++ rating. This dish is filling, delicious, quick and easy to prepare, loaded with nutrition and low fat and low calorie. It doesn't get any better than that!!
We really enjoyed this dish, but we switched the pea pods for peas and the Penne Pasta for Angel Hair.
I enjoyed this recipe very much. Very distinct sauce. It has the possiblilty of being customized for anyone's taste. I used what I had on hand which was a home made Italian dressing and I seasoned with salt and pepper. I also used one pepper. which was plenty for me.
Loved the peas in this.
I made this recipe for myself and my three boy's, and what a hit! They were hesitant at first, but after one bite, I didn't hear a word tell there bowls were empty. I added some scallops with the shrimp and went by the recipe. Very rich and creamy sauce with loads of flavor. I will make this again.
Definitely weird and wonderful how the dressing and cream cheese come together to make a sauce. I also used broccoli and (tricolor) peppers, added pecorino romano to the sauce as well grating on top, threw in some cracked pepper, and it turned out lovely. Thanks, Holly, for repeatedly sharing this recipe on Facebook! :)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Creamy Shrimp Pasta
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 349
** Calories from Fat: 31
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