Shrimp, Broccoli, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes with Pasta

  • CindyH Posted: 03/17/09
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    This was really, really great! We used a bag of cooked shrimp from Trader Joe's and were pleasantly surprised at how wonderful it blended with this recipe. My family LOVED it. A definite keeper.

  • aubiechic Posted: 07/12/09
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    Very flavorful! Actually used sun-dried tomatoes in oil and drained them as much as possible and gently patted with a paper towel to decrese oil. I double the amount of paremsan to make it cheesier. I didn't have shrimp so instead added protein by toasting pine nuts and adding it to the pasta. It was delicious!

  • gailer Posted: 04/14/09
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    I too add a dash of red pepper flakes. For broccoli haters, I saute mushrooms with the garlic before adding the raw shrimp (btw, target sells excellent raw shrimp) instead of adding broccoli. I use Healthy Harvest Rotini for this dish-healthier and tastes great!

  • Cooking78 Posted: 02/12/09
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    This is the most awesome dish ever. I do like to put in some red pepper flakes. And it is great with chicken and asparagus too.

  • Melodyktn Posted: 03/24/10
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    Love this recipe! I have made it several times now, I use Dreamfield's low carb penne pasta with it. Delicious.

  • radiohigh Posted: 09/23/10
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    Love this recipe! My fiance and I have cooked this twice for friends and family. Our only suggestion is to double the sauce as the current amount made our dish too dry. But aside from that it's absolutely delicious. Will be making this again :)

  • veryslowcook Posted: 04/16/11
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    This is one of my favorite light creamy sauces. I don't like sun-dried tomatoes, so I sub with fresh tomato or some other veggie. Have used mushrooms, which were good too. Like others, I always throw in a bit of crushed red pepper. This recipe is a keeper.

  • kjchris Posted: 06/22/11
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    We love this dish! I have made with tomatoes and without tomatoes. We personally liked it better without the tomatoes which was nice because they can be expensive. I use either frozen cut broccoli or broccoli florets. Wonderful!

  • Barbawana Posted: 06/26/11
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    decent quick and easy meal. Used asparagus instead of broccoli since that is what I had. Definately needs some added zip, will definately add crushed red pepper and fresh basil next time.

  • Rebecca111 Posted: 09/07/11
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    I changed up this recipe quite a bit and it was FANTASTIC. Instead of shrimp I used pre-cut cubed ham pieces, and cooked them for only a few seconds with the garlic. I then doubled the amount of chicken broth and cream cheese for the perfect amount of sauce. Once that was boiling I added the basil, broccoli and sun dried tomatoes ( I used the kind packed in oil and skipped the whole steeping business). I let that sauce cook for about a minute and then added it to the pasta with a bit of lemon juice and parmesan cheese. Quick tip- it’s SO much easier to steam a head of broccoli in the microwave. Just get a microwaveable bowl with a sealed lid, and add about 2 Tbs of water and cook for 3 minutes. Works perfectly. I will definitely be making this one again.

  • SuPonder Posted: 09/19/11
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    After reading the reviews I made this recipe for company and it was AMAZING. I followed the advise of others and doubled the sauce recipe and also added a dash of red pepper and it worked out perfect. I had nothing but compliments and was asked for the recipe. A KEEPER.

  • tonjaedelman Posted: 09/09/11
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    This has become one of my favorite recipes. I double the sauce, which definitely "unlightens" it, but it just tastes better that way. You can use cooked shrimp if you like, just add it at the end. Everyone I've cooked this for loves it. Great dish.

  • heaven28rangers Posted: 03/02/12
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    This was very delicious. I have to try it using the original recipe to give it a fair rating, as I used Boursin in place of the cream cheese. I'm sure it is amazing both ways, can't wait to make again.

  • AshleyK Posted: 02/21/12
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    Always exciting to find a yummy new recipe that's easy and,fast! I used cherry tomatoes instead of sun dried, and used fresh basil since I have a lot on hand. I'm definitely a sauce persou on, so I may double it next time, but I didn't feel that it was lacking if you make it as is.

  • PauletteinSC Posted: 12/16/12
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    This got mixed reviews. I loved it; my DH could barely eat it. The only changes I made were to use kale in place of the broccoli and to delete the basil because I didn't have any. I agree with other reviews: it was dry as written. I should have added more water, perhaps some of the pasta water, to it. Still, I thought the flavors were perfect. Since my husband didn't care for it, I'll not take the chance of serving it to guests. I am looking forward to having the leftovers tomorrow.

  • LauraM88 Posted: 12/16/12
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    SO good!!! Made this tonight - added a bit more broth [a cup total], an extra 1/4 c of cream cheese and a tad more parm cheese. Also chopped up some shallots & added them to the garlic in the beginning and extra made broccoli. Came out GREAT!! Hubby & I were licking our plates in the end!

  • misso1 Posted: 12/05/12
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    Came out DELICIOUS!!!! I used the sun dried tomatoes in oil, i sauteed the tomatoes in the oil it came in with the broccoli. Also I did not have parmesan cheese so I added 1 cup of 4 CHEESE ALFREDO SAUCE by Classico. I will def be making this again.

  • foodieforpeace Posted: 12/21/12
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    We are still salivating over this recipe. Doubled the broth but increased the low fat cream cheese to 3/4 cup. Doubled the broccoli and used 5 oz uncooked while wheat farfalle. This was a one dish recipe for us. Delish!

  • southernblonde Posted: 04/13/12
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    My daughter declared this the best meal I had ever made. Absolutely delicious and tastes like it should have 1000 calories per bite! I substituted asparagus as other reviewers suggested, only because we prefer it and it's in season. Also used whole wheat angel hair because we don't eat white noodles and farfalle wasn't available in whole wheat. Otherwise prepared as written. NOM!

  • JansBistro Posted: 12/06/12
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    I loved this! The dish tasted really fresh and the lemon really livened it up. My husband had two huge helpings. Will definitely make this again!

  • gkd1029 Posted: 01/08/14
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    I used chicken instead of shrimp, just a preference, and forgot to add the lemon juice, but otherwise made it exactly as written. It's easy and filling. I'd probably give this one 3 1/2 stars because it's tasty, but I don't know how worthy it is of a special occasion it is, as it is a bit dry.

  • neensbeans Posted: 01/07/14
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    Thisis a keeper. Easy, and all things I had on hand. I used angel hair, 2 servings. Doubled the sauce as recommended.

  • danafotsch Posted: 06/16/14
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    Doubling the sauce is a must. I found it to be dry and not very creamy. The dish was tasty just needed more sauce.

  • DeucesMom Posted: 07/21/14
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    I personally think that this dish (Prepared as written) is very delicious. As far as the other recommendations, in my opinion, doubling the ingredients will also increase your caloric intake, thus defeating the purpose of "cooking light". My family ate this. Even my 7 year old enjoyed it. I also prepared a salad and garlic bread to accompany it for them since they were not eating so light.

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