Ingredients

How to make it

  • Prepare pasta according to package instructions for al-dente.
  • Meanwhile, in large non stick pan melt 2 tbsp. butter over medium-high heat.
  • When butter is sizzling, add the shrimp, sauteeing until almost done. Remove shrimp from pan and set aside.
  • Add the rest of the butter to the pan, along with garlic.
  • When melted, add flour, salt and pepper forming a roux.
  • Add 1 1/2 cups half and half stirring constantly. If sauce becomes too thick, you may add an additional 1/2 cup half and half
  • When thickened to desired consistancy, stir in tomatoes and basil.
  • Return shrimp to pan and allow to finish cooking (another 2-3 minutes)
  • Serve over warm pasta and garnish with basil leaves.
  • Eat and enjoy!
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  • Good4U 9 months ago
    Review in IMI by Lilliancooks
    Easy Shrimp In Creamy Basil Sauce
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  • mommyluvs2cook 10 months ago
    Keni's IMI thread I Guess Its Just Me
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  • justjakesmom 5 years ago
    Hey 5thsista, made this last night, but with chicken just because I wasn't in the mood for shrimp. (next time) Made it just like stated. Was VERY good. Simple flavors, not complicated, and easy too. 5 forks! I submitted my version in the pics.
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    lilliancooks ate it and said...
    This was perfect! The only change I made was to use chicken instead of shrimp because my 18 year old won't eat shrimp! And I used fat free half n' half. There was plenty of cream sauce and I only used 1 1/2 cups of the half n' half. The flavor of the garlic, fresh tomtatoes and basil really comes through. I served it with grated parmesan cheese. This is a recipe I'll use often! I added my photo to the collection!
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  • knoxcop 5 years ago
    Oh wow! Straight to the saves. Creamy sauce--fresh tomatoes--shrimp AND basil? I'm there!
    --Kn0x--
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    neon ate it and said...
    Fantastic recipe - Thank you 5thSister!
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  • cherryptwife21 5 years ago
    Making this tonight! Can't wait :)
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  • cherryptwife21 5 years ago
    YUM! Do you think it works better with fresh tomatoes or could you use the kind that come in a jar?
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  • binky67 6 years ago
    This looks sooo good, its making my mouth water right now. Thanks!
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    trigger ate it and said...
    What a great recipe 5sis Yummy for my tummy!
    High Five
    Michael
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  • 5thsister 6 years ago
    JJ's Mom: This is sooooo easy that after one attempt, you'll have it down. Please let me know how it works for you! Have fun with it!
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  • justjakesmom 6 years ago
    My mouth is watering just looking at this. Sounds absolutely delicious. Will be making soon. How can I keep track of all these?!!! Aughhhhh
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    lilliancooks ate it and said...
    OMG! I must of missed this one! Thanks Keni, for bringing it to our attention! It sounds and looks amazing! Garlicky, creamy, shrimp sauce over pasta! Heavenly!
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  • 5thsister 6 years ago
    Thanks for adding the delicious photo, Keni!
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    keni ate it and said...
    I made this today, and it was fantastic. I mentioned to you that I make a basil cream sauce, too, but I wanted to make yours without any of "my" personal influence and rate it and review it...and it was great. :) Similar enough to mine that others couldn't really tell, til I told them, but they all loved it, and that's the important part. :) It's a great recipe to try...and perfect to use up all that basil! hehehehe Thanks, sis! ;)
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  • 5thsister 6 years ago
    Thanks mjc...you won't be sorry. the hardest part of the meal prep is shelling the shrimp! Let me know how it works for you!
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    mjcmcook ate it and said...
    Hello...
    Thank-you for sharing this "5"FORK!!!!! recipe!
    You just can't go wrong with 1/2&1/2, Shrimp and Basil! I just think I will make this tonight for supper...
    ~*~ mjcmcook ~*~
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  • 5thsister 6 years ago
    Thanks Elaine. It's one of my family's favorites. Rarely any leftovers, darn it!
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    chefelaine ate it and said...
    Great recipe! FIVER! :+D
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