Shrimp and Mushroom Linguini With Creamy Cheese Herb Sauce

"I love nothing better than shrimp, mushrooms and pasta bathed a rich inviting, flavorful sauce. But, if you prefer chicken, sub it for the shrimp, or substitute any vegetable you like for the mushrooms. This recipe is quite versatile and will lend itself to your imagination. The sauce is rich and full of flavor. I think you are going to love it : ) I found this on All Recipes."
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  • 1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguini, and cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Drain.
  • 2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until tender. Transfer to a plate.
  • 3. In the same pan, melt 1/2 cup butter with the minced garlic. 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.
  • 4. Toss linguini with shrimp sauce, and serve.

Questions & Replies

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  1. daduk
    Loved this dish! It was nice and creamy and full of flavor. I used a tub (8 oz) of Onion and Chive cream cheese for the plain cream cheese and 1/3 cup milk and 1/3 cup white wine for the boiling water. Also used a pound of shrimp. Great recipe - will be making again
  2. mommymakeit4u
    Awesome, easy, simple. Hubby and I finished the whole thing ourselves. Thanks for posting Bev!
  3. Southern Transplant
    My husband and I really enjoyed this dish for supper yesterday. I did not put in the entire stick of butter, but otherwise followed the recipe. Thanks for sharing this keeper, Bev!
  4. WorkingMom2three
    'Zaar does it again. What do you do when you realize you have 2lbs of cooked shrimp defrosted and needing to be used? Search on the 'Zaar for a recipe. Since I had more shrimp than needed for thes recipe, I doubled everything EXCEPT the butter - I just could not bring myself to put in 2 sticks of fat and the mushrooms - all I had was a 10oz package. I just used one. And I used 1 whole package of cream cheese (so 8 oz, vs. 6). It came out a bit soupy, so after pouring the sauce over the pasta (16oz of linquini fini), I let it sit for 3-5 minutes to let the pasta absorb it and it was perfect. I added a bit of salt and pepper to the sauce, and then tasted it, and found it salty enough, but then when I had the combined pasta/sauce, I felt it needed salt. I found that preparing this was a little hectic - the mushrooms, the sauce, and the pasta. Maybe it was because my two young daughters were underfoot. IDK, but I would make it again - it was a big hit with DH and the kids. I liked it, but didn't want to think about the fat and calories.
  5. Dine  Dish
    Delicious, easy and a definite keeper! I wouldn't change a thing.


  1. Boomette
    I used a leftover of cooked shrimp from yesterday. It was maybe 1/4 lb. Not enough but I knew it LOL I used spaghetti instead of linguine. I found that it was a lot of butter but I used light cream cheese. I found it weird cause the cream cheese was with lumps but then when I added the boiling water, it kind of dissolved. I didn't have parsley. Next time, I'll add more mushrooms. Thanks Bev. Made for Zaar Star Game.


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