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QUICK & CHEESY SHRIMP PENNE WITH A TWIST

SERVINGS: 4-6 | Prep Time: 20 MINS | Cook Time: 20 MINS

  1. Boil water and cook penne per package instructions. Drain and set aside.

  2. Heat a large flat bottomed pan and add butter. Add garlic and onions to butter and sauté for 2-3 mins, being careful not to let the garlic burn.

  3. Add milk and cheeses and gently whisk as cheese melts. Then add salt and pepper, lemon zest and lemon juice. Gently whisk again.

  4. When cheeses are melted, add in the chopped asparagus. Simmer uncovered for 3-4 mins to soften the asparagus. Then, add shrimp, drained penne and stir to evenly coat all ingredients.

  5. Finish by stirring in fresh parsley and then topping each bowl with a sprinkle of Parmesan and black pepper

Ingredients:

          1. 3/4 bag of penne pasta
          2. 3 TBSP. butter
          3. 2 cloves garlic, diced and smashed with the back of a fork
          4. 1/2 cup finely diced yellow onion (or shallots)
          5. 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
          6. 1 cup milk
          7. 8 ounces cream cheese
          8. 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
          9. 1/2 cup mozzarella
          10. 1 tsp. salt
          11. 1 tsp. pepper
          12. Zest and juice of 1 lemon (approx. 1 tablespoon of zest and 1/4 cup of lemon juice)
          13. 2 cups of diced asparagus
          14. 2 cups of precooked shrimp, tails removed
          15. 1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely diced