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shrimp alfredo recipe

If you think anything like me, you’ve probably seen the borage of commercials for Philadelphia’s Cooking Creme and thought “what the heck is cooking creme”? I sure did.

Is it cream? Is it cream cheese? Is it sauce? I didn’t have a clue. Frankly I didn’t care either. It sounded kind of gross.

Then I had the opportunity to try it. Now, under normal circumstances this is probably a product I’d avoid. I’m not the most advanced cook in the world, but I try to avoid processed ingredients when I’m cooking at home. I’d prefer to save my ration of processed foods for eating out…delicious things like onion rings and nachos that just taste better when someone else makes them.

But lately I’ve been grasping at straws trying to come up with ideas and the time to make dinner. I’d rather take a short cut in my cooking than eat out or order in every night.

fettuccine pasta

So I whipped up a big batch of fettuccine one morning {yes, morning…it’s when I had the time!} When dinner time rolled around I tossed in some shrimp and a load of chopped veggies: broccoli, sundried tomatoes, and artichoke hearts. I stirred in some Savory Lemon & Herb cooking creme and dinner was done.

veggie stir fryshrimp and veggiescooking creameasy pasta dish

Although I agreed it was a delicious dinner I was rather insulted when the husband said it was one of my better meals since I barely did any cooking. Grrr.

easy fettuccine alfredo recipe

Turns out “cooking cream” is similar to a softer, smoother flavored cream cheese. I think it’d work well in a lot of savory dishes you might already use cream cheese in with an easy flavor twist, like crock pot chicken or an easy alfredo.

If you like cooking from scratch this probably isn’t the product for you, but if you like to make homemade meals that still come together in a matter of minutes, then this is a perfect solution.

philadelphia cooking creme recipe

Kraft provided this recipe for shrimp and broccoli fettuccine.To jazz things up a little I added sundried tomatoes {I’m not a raw tomato fan!} and artichoke hearts.

Shrimp & Broccoli Fettuccine

Prep Time: 20 min

Keywords: entree

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • ¼ lb. fettuccine, uncooked
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • ¾ lb. frozen cooked cleaned medium shrimp, thawed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tub (10 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Savory Lemon & Herb Cooking Creme
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup chopped tomatoes


Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt and adding broccoli for the last 3 min. Drain; keep warm.

Cook and stir shrimp and garlic in large nonstick skillet on medium heat 2 to 3 min. or until shrimp are heated through. Add cooking creme and milk; cook and stir 2 min.

Add pasta to shrimp mixture; mix lightly. Top with tomatoes.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Light Dressing.

Variation: Prepare as directed, substituting 3/4 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips, for the shrimp and increasing the cooking time to 6 to 7 min. or until chicken is done. Add cooking creme and milk; continue as directed.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 340 calories, 11g total fat, 6g saturated fat, 1350mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate, 28g protein

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Thank you again to Kraft Foods for sponsoring this blog post. I was selected as one of 20 bloggers by Technorati Media and Clever Girls Collective to participate in the Kraft Foods PHILADELPHIA Cooking Creme signature recipes campaign. While I have been compensated for my time and received the product, my opinions and experiences are my own.