Shrimp and Mushroom Linguini with Creamy Cheese Herb Sauce

4 servings
1 package linguini pasta
8.0 ounce(s)
2.0 tablespoon(s)
fresh mushrooms, sliced
0.5 pound(s)
0.5 cup(s)
cloves garlic, minced
2.0 whole
1 package cream cheese
3.0 ounce(s)
chopped fresh parsley
2.0 tablespoon(s)
dried basil
0.75 teaspoon(s)
boiling water
0.666666666666667 cup(s)
cooked shrimp
0.5 pound(s)

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Recipe Instructions

1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguini and cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Drain.
2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until tender. Transfer to a plate.
3. In the same pan, melt 1/2 cup butter with the minced garlic. Stir in the cream cheese, breaking it up with a spoon as it melts. Stir in the parsley and basil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Mix in boiling water until sauce is smooth. Stir in cooked shrimp and mushrooms; heat sauce through.
4. Toss linguini with shrimp sauce and serve.