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Creamy Lemon Shrimp Pasta

Creamy Lemon-Shrimp Pasta recipe
photo by:kraft
This luxuriously creamy, cheesy shrimp and pasta dish is brightened with a squirt of lemon and its zest. (Bonus: It's ready in 20 minutes, start to finish!)
time
prep:
20 min
total:
20 min
servings
total:
8 servings, about 1 cup each
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What You Need

2
cups  penne pasta, uncooked
1-1/2
lb.  uncooked deveined peeled medium shrimp
1/2
cup  chicken broth
6
oz.  (3/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
2
tsp.  zest and 1 Tbsp. juice from 1 lemon
1/4
cup  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2
cup  KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
1
Tbsp.  chopped fresh parsley

Make It

COOK pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt and adding shrimp to the boiling water for the last 3 min. Meanwhile, heat broth in large skillet on medium heat. Add cream cheese, lemon zest and juice; cook and stir 3 to 4 min. or until cream cheese is melted.

DRAIN pasta mixture. Add to cream cheese sauce in skillet with Parmesan; mix well.

TOP with mozzarella; cover. Cook 3 to 4 min. or until mozzarella is melted. Sprinkle with parsley.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Serving Suggestion
Serve with a mixed green salad and your favorite fresh fruit to round out the meal.
Variation
Substitute boneless skinless chicken breasts for the shrimp. Cut chicken into strips. Heat large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 7 to 8 min. or until done. Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, prepare sauce as directed. Drain pasta. Add to sauce with the cooked chicken and Parmesan. Continue as directed.
Variation
Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese and KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese.
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