Creamy Tomato Penne with Shrimp

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Total: 22 Minutes


3/4 pound peeled, large raw shrimp (21/30 count)
1 (8-oz.) package penne pasta
1 (24-oz.) jar pasta sauce
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves, shredded


1. Devein shrimp, if desired. Prepare pasta according to package directions.

2. Meanwhile, bring pasta sauce to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Gradually stir in cheese and cream; cook, stirring often, 3 minutes or until cheese melts and mixture begins to simmer. Stir in shrimp; cook 4 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink.

3. Combine sauce and pasta; toss to coat. Sprinkle with basil.


Recipe inspired by Katherine Scully, Saint James, New York,

August 2010