I love this recipe, it's tasty, quick and filling. Since I make it for one person, I alter the amounts accordingly. However, for ease of cooking, while boiling the pasta, I melt cream cheese with the italian dressing, basil (usually dried), crushed red pepper and tomatoes in the microwave. Towards the end of the pasta cook time, I add the frozen cooked shrimp to thaw. Then, I drain this, add the microwaved sauce and toss. Doing it this way ensures it's very saucy. The flavors are amazing. You can also use sun-dried tomatoes for a totally different, amazing dish.