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Seriously – what’s not to like?? Sun-dried tomatoes & artichoke hearts, throw in some shrimp and scallops, all nestled in a bed of pasta and cream sauce?? This is an ultimate comfort dish. Another really fast dish, too. There’s not a whole lot to say about this – it was delicious!! I did make a few adjustments to the original recipe, but they are all noted below. The only thing I would change next time would be to not add the kalamata olives. I think they were too bold of a taste to pair with the seafood. I can’t wait for lunch today to eat some as leftovers!! I do have to mention that I halved the recipe, and it still made a TON! I would say that the original recipe probably serves at least 10. The recipe below is the halved recipe.

Key West Penne
from Allrecipes


  • 8 oz penne pasta
  • 1/2 pound shrimp
  • 1/2 pound scallops
  • 1 (7.5 oz) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped
  • 1 (8 ounce) jar sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 c heavy cream
  • 3/4 c milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (I used Pecorino Romano)
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Combine shrimp, scallops, artichokes and sun dried tomatoes, then cook until shrimp turn pink. Reduce heat, and stir in cream and parmesan. Toss with cooked pasta, and sprinkle olives on top.
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7 Responses to Key West Penne

  1. Freya and Paul says:

    Delicious! I wish shrimp and scallops were cheap enough over there that we could buy 1/2 pound of each without needing to take out a second mortgage!
    Aside from all that, it looks beautiful!

  2. Kristen says:

    I agree with you. What’s not to like? That looks fantastic!

  3. Lis says:

    HAHAHAHAAA!!! You made me think I lost a day somehow this week!!!

    I thought.. My God, didn’t I just see the shrimp caesar? How’d I miss FOUR posts. I hadda go back to realize you posted them all together. duh.

    I think they all look amazing – seriously. I’ve made my list for the week and I WILL be making the Key West Penne if I can find reasonably price scallops. I WILL be making the BLT/egg salad sammiches as my hubby will for sure love both you and I for it. I WILL be making the brownies! And I WILL try those tacos – they look and sound fabulous.


  4. Deborah says:

    It’s hard to find fresh seafood here, so I usually resort to the frozen seafood at Costco. Not as good as fresh, but it still tastes good for a reasonable price!

  5. Sara says:

    Wow what a great pasta! You should send this to Ruth at Once Upon a Feast for her Presto Pasta night.

  6. Kirsten says:

    Looks great!

    Totally agree re: the olives…I think you have SOOO many delicious things going on in there the olives aren’t really needed. Instead, they can be eaten as an appetizer while making the Key West penne. :)


  7. Truffle says:

    What a brilliant recipe! I really must make this. Thank you so much for sharing :)

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