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Healthier Shrimp Alfredo

Healthier Shrimp Alfredo

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Healthier Shrimp Alfredo

Healthier Shrimp Alfredo is creamy and rich with a cheesy alfredo sauce that is lightened up. Topped with sautéed slightly crispy shrimp for the most delicious meal.

Servings: 5

Keywords:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

Ingredients

    Healthier Alfredo Sauce

    • 16 ounce box of whole-wheat fettuccine
    • 2 tbl bitter
    • ¼ cup onion, minced
    • 2 tsp garlic, chopped
    • 5 tbl white whole-wheat flour
    • 1 ¼ cups 2% milk
    • 1 ¼ cups low-sodium chicken broth
    • 1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
    • 1 tsp black pepper
    • 2 tbl parsley, chopped
    • Optional: more parmesan cheese on top

    Sautéed Shrimp

    • 2 tbl olive oil
    • 1 lb Raw Naked Shrimp
    • 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
    • 1 tsp onion powder
    • ½ tsp smoked paprika
    • ½ tsp black pepper

    Instructions

    1. Boil a large pot of water and cook fettuccine noodles according to instructions. Drain pasta and reserve 2 tablespoons of pasta water.
    2. In a medium sized saucepan, melt butter. Add in the onions and sauté for 3 minutes. Add in the garlic and sauté for another minute Add in the flour and stir for one minute.
    3. Add in the milk and chicken broth and whisk well. Add in the parmesan cheese and pepper. Let thicken on low heat as the shrimp and pasta cook.
    4. Remove tails from the Naked Shrimp and heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Dry shrimp with a paper towel and in a bowl, toss with garlic, onion, smoked paprika and black pepper.
    5. Once the oil is hot, add shrimp to the pan and sauté for 3-5 minutes on each side until shrimp are pink and the spices make a light crust on the shrimp.
    6. To serve: toss together the pasta, pasta water and alfredo sauce. Top with sautéed Naked Shrimp. Top with chopped parsley and if desired, extra parmesan cheese.
    7. Enjoy!