Shrimp with Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce

8 oz spaghetti (or other pasta)

8 oz roasted red peppers, drained

4 oz 1/3-less-fat cream cheese

1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth

minced garlic to taste (1/4 cup?)

1 to 1-1/4 pounds peeled cooked shrimp

red pepper flakes to taste

cayenne pepper to taste

1/2 cup chopped parsley

grated parmesan cheese to taste (1/2 cup?)

 

Cook pasta to end coincident with cream sauce.

 

Place the red peppers, cream cheese, broth and garlic in a food processor and process until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary. Pour mixture into a large skillet.

 

Cook sauce mixture over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring often, until thoroughly heated.

 

Add shrimp, crushed pepper flakes and cayenne and cook 3-5 minutes until thoroughly heated.

 

Remove from heat and pour over hot pasta. Sprinkle with parsley and parmesan and serve.

 

Serves 4.

 

 

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