Shrimp and Mushroom Linguini with Creamy Cheese Herb Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package linguini pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • ¾ teaspoon dried basil
  • ⅔ cup boiling water
  • ½ pound cooked shrimp
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguini and cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Drain.

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  • Step 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.

  • Step 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; heat sauce through.

  • Step 4

    Toss linguini with shrimp sauce and serve.

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