Saturday, January 17, 2009

Penne a la Betsy

This delicious dinner has been on my to-make list forever. Tonight I had my parents and sister over for dinner before my sister goes back to college. I decided this was the perfect opportunity to make this meal. It was EXCELLENT. I followed the recipe pretty closely and we all loved it. The sauce is wonderful and everyone truly enjoyed this dinner.

P.S.- If your wondering why this is called Penne a la Betsy click back on the original recipe and you can read the whole back story!

1 pound of shrimp
1 box of penne
olive oil
1 small onion (I used onion powder)
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup of white wine
1 cup of tomato sauce
1 cup of heavy cream (I used light cream)
Salt and pepper

Cook the penne according to directions.

In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of garlic. Add the shrimp, cook until cooked through. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Add onion and garlic and heat over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons more of butter and olive oil. (I only added one more tablespoon of each). After the onion and garlic have cooked a bit add the white wine and allow the wine to cook off.

Add the sauce, stir to combine well. Add the cream. Allow to simmer. Add fresh herbs. Add the shrimp and pasta back into the skillet, stir to combine.


  1. You are reminding me that this is on my list of things to make too! Looks great.

  2. Looks delicious and like a great recipe!

  3. I made this for dinner last night -- so good!! I will definitely be making it again.