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Peppered Shrimp Alfredo

Category: Main Dishes
posted by: cmuntz
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  • 12 ounces penne pasta

  • 1/4 cup butter

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced

  • 1/2 pound portobello mushrooms, diced

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 (15 ounce) jar Alfredo sauce

  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese

  • 1/2 cup cream

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more to taste

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley


1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

2. Meanwhile, melt butter together with the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onion, and cook until softened and translucent, about 2 minutes. Stir in garlic, red pepper, and mushroom; cook over medium-high heat until soft, about 2 minutes more.

3. Stir in the shrimp, and cook until firm and pink, then pour in Alfredo sauce, Romano cheese, and cream; bring to a simmer stirring constantly until thickened, about 5 minutes. Season with cayenne, salt, and pepper to taste. Stir drained pasta into the sauce, and serve sprinkled with chopped parsley.

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