Creamy Shrimp & Mushroom Pasta


Cashews are the base of this delicious shrimp pasta dish. Blending the nuts helps thicken the sauce and provides creaminess—no actual cream required! Straining the cashew mixture removes any unwanted large pieces. Chopped rosemary adds freshness to break through the creaminess of the dish.

a recipe photo of the Creamy Mushroom and Shrimp Pasta served on a plate with red pepper flakes beside it
Photo: Ali Redmond
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 8 ounces whole-wheat linguine

  • 1 cup vegetable broth

  • ½ cup cashews

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup thinly sliced fresh button mushrooms

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary

  • ½ cup whole milk

  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 pound large raw shrimp (21 to 25 count), peeled and deveined

  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add linguine and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, add broth and cashews to a blender. Blend until smooth, 15 to 20 seconds. Pour through a fine-mesh strainer into a small bowl (discard any solids).

  3. Heat oil in a large high-sided skillet over medium-low heat. Add mushrooms, garlic and rosemary; cook, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms are tender and the garlic is fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the cashew mixture, milk and soy sauce. Bring to a boil over medium heat; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring frequently, until the sauce has thickened, 4 to 5 minutes. Add shrimp; simmer, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp is cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the pasta; cook, stirring constantly, until completely coated in the sauce, about 1 minute. Top with Parmesan and crushed red pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

444 Calories
14g Fat
50g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 444
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 37g 74%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 189mg 63%
Vitamin A 341IU 7%
Vitamin C 2mg 2%
Vitamin D 16IU 4%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 4mcg 1%
Sodium 729mg 32%
Calcium 180mg 14%
Iron 4mg 22%
Magnesium 48mg 11%
Potassium 386mg 8%
Zinc 2mg 18%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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