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Baked Ziti with Shrimp

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After a long busy day, all I wanted was to relax with a nice dinner, I decided to make my favorite dish: Baked Ziti with Shrimp, I got everything ready and started cooking The ziti smelled amazing, and the shrimp were perfectly cooked, I couldn’t wait to eat! It was even better than she remembered. I finished the whole plate and smiled with satisfaction, this was definitely the perfect way to end a long day.

This baked ziti with shrimp is a delicious and easy-to-follow recipe that will be sure to please any crowd. Whether you’re serving it up as a main dish at your next get-together or bringing it along to a potluck, this dish is sure to be a hit! Plus, it’s pretty simple to make, so even if you’re not the most experienced in the kitchen, you’ll be able to whip this one up in no time. So what are you waiting for? Start cooking!

Baked Ziti with Shrimp can be a quick and easy weeknight meal. This dish is simple to make and only requires a few ingredients-ziti, shrimp, tomato sauce, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. You can have dinner on the table in less than 45 minutes with this ziti recipe!

 

Ingredients

8 ounces uncooked ziti (short tube-shaped pasta)
1/2 cup hot water
1 (12-ounce) bottle roasted red bell peppers, drained
1 (8-ounce) block fat-free cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
8 ounces large shrimp, peeled, deveined, and chopped
8 ounces bay scallops
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Cooking spray
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded sharp provolone cheese

 

How to Make It

Step 1 Preheat oven to 400°.
Step 2 Cook pasta according to the package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain well.
Step 3 Combine hot water, roasted red bell peppers, and cream cheese in a food processor; process until smooth, scraping sides.
Step 4 Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add salt, shrimp, scallops, and garlic; sauté 2 minutes or until shrimp and scallops are almost done. Add pepper mixture to pan; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add pasta and parsley to shrimp mixture, tossing well to combine. Spoon pasta mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish lightly coated with cooking spray, and sprinkle evenly with cheese. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until cheese melts; remove from oven.
Step 5 Preheat broiler.
Step 6 Return dish to oven; broil 2 minutes or until cheese begins to brown. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes.

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