This recipe is part of my working partnership with Philadelphia, a brand I trust and truly love.
I cannot let go of summer. Can you? If so, tell me how.
I don’t want all the fresh vegetables to die off; for the berries to be gone—or at least, to be shipped in from far away places; for the flip flops to need stowing in the attic. Will I be wearing them until it becomes pretty clear I shouldn’t be? Yes, but still. It’s hard to transition. This meal was like a last hurrah—a sort of going away party for summertime fresh produce before I immerse myself in all squash, all the time. I wanted to make something that would be really veggie-heavy, with seasonal favorites like zucchini and sweet tomatoes, but what I ended up finding was that the recipe can be tweaked to accommodate whatever season we’re in. Now, admittedly, broccoli is best during fall and winter months—I just couldn’t help myself; I love the stuff—but this one pan dish can just as easily work with Brussels sprouts, chopped butternut squash, and kale in winter.
The unifying force in the recipe is the creamy pan sauce. A blend of garlic-infused chicken broth and Philadelphia cream cheese (I mean it when I say that this is a brand I’m very loyal to, and have been for years and years), it’s the kind of thing you’d consider spooning into your mouth like a light, silky soup. I find that the herbal sweetness of fresh basil really helps to bring out the other flavors—the uniqueness of each of the vegetables, the gentle tang of the cream cheese blended with savory broth, and the freshness of the shrimp. It’s delicious. And it’s so, so easy. Make it this season or next, with whichever vegetables are freshest near you. Feel free to use chicken in place of the shrimp, or omit the meat/seafood altogether.
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Nutrition Information for 1 Serving (1/4th of Entire Recipe): Calories 540, Total Fat 19.7 g, Total Carbohydrate 55.1 g, Dietary Fiber 5.1 g, Sugars 5.9 g, Protein 36.2 g
This recipe is sponsored by Philadelphia.