Baked Shrimp With Ziti

Baked Shrimp With Ziti


½ cup hot water

12 ounces roasted red peppers, drained

8 ounces ziti pasta, uncooked

1 tablespoon olive oil

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

½ pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined. Coarsely chopped

½ pound scallops

4 garlic cloves, freshly minced

1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley

4 ounces Provolone cheese, grated


Preheat oven to 375*

Lightly spray a casserole dish with nonstick spray

Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package

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

Blend until smooth and mix well

Using a Dutch skillet over medium heat, add oil and shrimp, scallops, salt and garlic

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

Add the red pepper mixture from the blender and bring to a boil

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

Add cooked pasta and chopped parsley, mix well

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

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

Remove from oven

Preheat grill to low heat

Return the dish to the oven and broil until the cheese is golden brown.

Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before serving. This will allow the sauce to set or firm up a bit and stick to the shrimp and pasta.


Nutrition Information:


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


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