Creamy Gruyere and Shrimp Pasta

This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: A Dinner Your Family Will Love You For.

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 45 min

Total Time: 75 min

Creamy Gruyere & Shrimp Pasta

Adapted from a Cooking Light recipe, this creamy pasta dish is scaled down to use lighter ingredients. It's a big, big favorite in the RecipeGirl household.


8 ounces penne or fusilli pasta
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups nonfat milk
1 1/4 cups (5 ounces) Gruyere Cheese, grated
1 Tablespoon butter
1 1/2 pounds raw shrimp, peeled & deveined
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons dry white wine
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.

2. Cook and drain pasta.

3. Combine flour, salt and milk in a large skillet. Stir thoroughly to combine. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly with a whisk. Cook for 1 more minute, until slightly thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in 3/4 cup of the cheese, stirring until melted. Set aside.

4. Melt butter in a large skillet. Add garlic and cook over medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Add shrimp, wine and cayenne, and cook just until shrimp begins to turn pink.

5. Add pasta and shrimp to cheese mixture and toss to combine. Spoon everything into prepared dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese melts and begins to brown. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.


*You can sub Swiss cheese for Gruyere.
*Light tub butter will work just fine.
*Add peas for a little color!

Nutritional Information per serving:
Calories per serving: 383
Fat per serving: 11g
Saturated Fat per serving: 5.9g
Fiber per serving: 1.8g
Protein per serving: 34.9g
Cholesterol per serving: 199mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 33g

WW POINTS per serving:
WW Points: Points Plus 9 Old WW Program 8

Source: (Adapted from Cooking Light)


  1. postedJan 12, 2015 11:51 AM

    I made this last night, and it was amazing 🙂

  2. postedJan 1, 2011 8:42 AM

    Looks delicious!

  3. postedNov 26, 2010 5:22 PM

    Made this tonight. Absolutely amazing! Thank you!

  4. postedApr 8, 2009 5:21 PM

    I made this with frozen shrimp, and I had to take into account how much extra “liquid” is produced when adding the frozen shrimp to the butter and wine. It made the mixture a bit watery, so I’d definitely use fresh next time! This was deee-lish! Thank you!

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