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Company Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 1/2 lb peeled and deveined, tails intact fresh medium shrimp
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 16-ounce package cooked penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup shredded italian blend cheese


In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, onions, and garlic. Cook until the mushrooms are tender, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cream, wine, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper and simmer until slightly thickened, about 8 minutes. Mix in the shrimp, stirring frequently, until the shrimp are pink and firm, about 3 minutes. Add the spinach and cook for 1 minute.

In a large serving bowl, combine the shrimp mixture and hot cooked pasta, tossing gently to coat. Sprinkle with the cheese.