Creamy Lemon Basil Shrimp Pasta recipe. Buttery, garlicky shrimp tossed in a creamy basil wine sauce and pasta. This dinner for 2 is ready in 30 mins.
It is a school night. I have two picky eaters. They want hot dogs AGAIN. I can only be so creative with hot dogs. I just can’t eat them AGAIN within 3 days of eating them last time. Fine! I did what every parent expert says not to do. I made 2 dinners. One for the kids and one for my husband and me.
This Creamy Lemon Basil Shrimp pasta is a delicious Italian inspired dish that is flavorful, filling and delicious. The sauce is a creamy garlicky white wine Parmesan sauce. I used a Pinot Grigio to make the sauce. A Chardonnay would also work with this dish. Make sure it is a good one and pour yourself a glass to have along with dinner.
I have 5 basil plants out in my garden. For this recipe I used the same type of basil found in grocery stores. the past few times I have made this recipe I have used my lemon basil. If you have lemon basil in the garden use it for this recipe. If you are like me and have more than enough basil check out these recipes that use basil: Grilled Mozzarella and Spaghetti Sandwich and my Strawberry Basil Vodka Lemonade Cocktail.
This Creamy Lemon Basil Shrimp and Pasta recipe calls for penne but you can use any pasta you prefer. I think a bucatini would be lovely, obviously a fettuccine will work perfectly and for cheese lovers a cheese tortellini would take this dish over the top! YUM! Or you can swap out the seafood for lobster, crab meat, clams, or scallops.
Heating up Leftover Creamy Lemon Basil Shrimp Pasta
Just like any other white sauce it doesn’t do well reheated as leftovers. The best way I have found is to put your leftovers in a pot. Add a tablespoon of butter and about 2 tablespoons of heavy cream. Cover and heat on medium low heat. Toss occasionally as the sauce heats up the cold pasta will break away from the cold stuck together chunk it was in. The added butter and cream will also help it along. Continue to toss until heated through.