Monday, August 30, 2010

Creamy Tomato-Basil Pasta with Shrimp

'Creamy Tomato-Basil Pasta with Shrimp'
Source: Adapted from Kraft Foods

3 cups Bow-Tie pasta, uncooked
1/4 cup Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing, divided  
1 lb. uncooked peeled deveined medium shrimp
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 tsp. each garlic powder and black pepper
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) Cream Cheese, cubed
2 cups Grape tomatoes
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
8 Fresh basil leaves, cut into strips

Cook pasta as directed on package. Meanwhile, heat 2 Tbsp. dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add shrimp; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until shrimp turn pink. Use slotted spoon to remove shrimp from skillet; cover to keep warm. Discard any drippings in skillet.

Add remaining dressing, broth and seasonings to skillet; cook 2 min. or until heated through. Add cream cheese; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until melted. Stir in tomatoes; cook 1 min.

Drain pasta. Add to ingredients in skillet. Stir in Parmesan and half the basil; top with shrimp and remaining basil.

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