Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Penne a la Betsy!


I LOVE the Pioneer Woman website. She is so funny and has the most beautiful pictures of her and her "little punks". On the website, is a section for photography, recipes, and 'confessions of a Pioneer woman'. Its awesome and all of her recipes look so delicious, plus she does step by step photos of cooking her recipes. I made this recipe tonight and it was a hit. On a scale of 1-10, Cameron gave it an 8...which is good in my books.



  • 1 pound of extra large shrimp. It should already be peeled and deveined.

  • butter

  • olive oil

  • 1 small onion (diced)

  • 2 cloves minced garlic

  • 8 oz can of tomato sauce

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth

  • parsley

  • basil

  • salt

  • pepper

  • 3/4 lb. penne pasta

Rincse shrimp under cool water. Heat about a tablespoon of butter and olive oil in a skillet. Add the raw shrimp and cook for a couple of minutes. Remove and let cool.


Cook penne. While penne is cooking. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in skillet. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add garlic and onion and begin cooking stirring occasionally.


Take the cooked shrimp and pull off their tails and cut into bite sized pieces. Set aside.


Add chicken broth to garlic mixture. Then add tomato sauce and stir well. Now add heavy cream.


Add shrimp, 1 tablespoon parsley and 1 tablespoon basil to mixture. Stir well. Add cooked noodles, mix and Enjoy!!!


****the pioneer woman used fresh herbs, I used dry and it was still delicious.

****I bought pre cooked frozen shrimp so I skipped the first step and just thawed my shrimp.