What's Ha-"Pinning" [Vol. 5)

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Like any other basic girl, Pinterest has become my go-to for yummy recipes.  When I was on my health kick that is where I found all of my "healthy" recipes and when my parents came to visit over Spring Break last year and my Dad said he wanted to make a seafood stew, I looked to Pinterest for said recipes.  

So today for What's Ha-"Pinning" I decided to share a few of the pins you can find on my Edible Eats board and one of my most recent favorite recipes! :)


That last one is a recipe that I made a few weeks ago (and again last night) and LOVED!!!  I loved it so much I decided to share it with you here.

So without further ado I give you:  Creamy Shrimp Pasta! 

What you'll need:
1 lb shrimp  ( I used the pre-cooked and frozen shrimp. It took about 4 minutes to complete defrost in cold water.
Any type of pasta you want.  (I used linguine)
1 stick of butter
Cream cheese (I didn't really have an exact amount.  I use about 1/4 of the package.  And then added more to taste)
1 can diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice (THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!)
1-2 tablespoons of basil (I used dried)
1-2 tablespoons of dried (or fresh) parsley
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 tablespoon of minced garlic

Here's what you do:

1. Boil your pasta.  This always takes the longest so I start my pasta before I do anything else.
I also use this time to defrost my shrimp.  Again just throw them in a bowl of hot water and they will be defrosted in 4-5 minutes.

2. Melt the stick of butter in your cook pan.  I waited until my pasta was boiling to do this.

3. While the butter melts toss your herbs over your shrimp (after it had defrosted of course).  I put all my herbs in a small bowl and then spread it over the shrimp.

4.  Once your butter is melted, throw the shrimp into your pan. 

5.  Let the shrimp cook for a few minutes.  Then add your garlic and lemon juice.  I let those three things do their thing for a few minutes.  After that I threw in about 3/4 of the tomatoes.  I didn't want the dish to take too tomatoey (not sure if that is a word).

6. After the tomatoes had time to meld with the shrimp I added the cream cheese a little at time over the whole pan.

7. After letting the cream cheese melt into the the sauce, throw in your pasta.

AND WA-LA!  You have a super tasty shrimp pasta! :)

You can add pretty much any vegetable you want to the dish.   Which is one of the things I like about it.  You could also substitute the shrimp for chicken and I'm sure it would be just as good.  I will say that the lemon juice is a MUST.  I made this last night and thought I had lemons but didn't, and I could definitely tell the difference. I did something else different last night but I can't tell what it was.  The dish came out a little darker than what you see in the pictures and while it still tasted okay, it tasted better the first time I made it.  So there's that.

But it is still a very tasty dish, especially if you like shrimp and cream cheese.  Which lets be honest, everyone love cream cheese! :)

Have a great Wednesday!


  1. It's ok to be basic, especially if being basic means yummy dishes like this one!
    Thanks for sharing and for linking up!!

  2. ummm totally craving ALL of this now! haha Thanks for sharing!

  3. I don't think using pinterest is basic at all, Pinterest is something EVERYONE uses now. :)!

    This recipe looks delicious, thanks for sharing!

  4. That pasta looks delicious! I think that there's something about adding that little bit of acidity with some lemon or lime juice that really helps to elevate some dishes.

  5. You must really be basic. You've called yourself that in your last few posts!


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