Baked Shrimp With Ziti

Ingredients

½ cup hot water

12 ounces roasted red peppers, drained

8 ounces ziti pasta, uncooked

1 tbsp Olive Oil

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

½ pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined. Chopped roughly

½ pound Scallops

4 garlic cloves, freshly minced

1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley

4 ounces Provolone cheese, shredded

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375*

Lightly spray a casserole dish with nonstick spray

Cook the pasta according to package directions

In a blender combine the softened cream cheese, hot water and roasted red peppers.

Blend until smooth and combined well

Using a Dutch oven pan, over medium heat, add the oil and Shrimp, scallops, salt and garlic

Sauté for only 2 minutes, the shrimp and scallops should not be fully cooked at this point

Add in the red bell pepper mixture from the blender and bring to a simmer

Reduce the heat to low and cook for two minutes, stirring constantly

Add in the cooked pasta and the chopped parsley, Toss well

Pour this into the sprayed 8 inch baking dish and sprinkle evenly with cheese

Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 25 minutes, when the cheese is fully melted

Remove from the oven

Preheat the broiler on low

Return the dish to the oven and broil until the cheese turns golden brown

Remove from the oven and let stand for 10 minutes before serving. This will allow the sauce to set, or firm up a touch and stay adhered to the shrimp and pasta.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

YIELD: 4 SERVING SIZE: 1

Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 576 | TOTAL FAT: 37g | SATURATED FAT: 19g | TRANS FAT: 0g | UNSATURATED FAT: 15g | CHOLESTEROL: 229mg | SODIUM: 1504mg | CARBOHYDRATES: 23g | FIBER: 2g | SUGAR: 7g | PROTEIN: 40g

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