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RDJ-- Creamy Gruyere and Shrimp Pasta, 09-06-12  RDJ
 Sep 06, 2012 10:26 PDT 

Volume 15      Number 164
US Library of Congress ISSN: 1530-3292

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Creamy Gruyère and Shrimp Pasta

8 ounces uncooked cavatelli or orecchiette pasta
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
1 1/4 cups (5 ounces) shredded Gruyère cheese, divided
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons dry white wine
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 cups frozen green peas, thawed
Cooking spray
Parsley sprigs (optional)

Preheat oven to 375F.

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain

Combine the flour and salt in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Gradually
add milk, stirring constantly with a whisk; bring to a boil. Cook 1
minute or until slightly thick, stirring constantly with a whisk. Remove
from heat. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese, stirring until melted.

Heat butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add
shrimp and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in wine and pepper, and cook 1
minute or until shrimp is done.

Add pasta, shrimp mixture, and peas to cheese mixture, tossing well to
combine. Spoon the pasta mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish lightly
coated with cooking spray; sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/2 cup
cheese. Bake at 375F for 20 minutes or until cheese melts and begins to
brown. Garnish with the parsley, if desired. Serve immediately. Makes 6

Nutritional Information
Amount per serving
    Calories: 459
    Calories from fat: 27%
    Fat: 13.8g
    Saturated fat: 7.1g
    Monounsaturated fat: 3.7g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 1.6g
    Protein: 39.6g
    Carbohydrate: 41.2g
    Fiber: 2.5g
    Cholesterol: 210mg
    Iron: 4.1mg
    Sodium: 535mg
    Calcium: 415mg

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