Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo from DizzyBusyandHungry.com

We love shrimp!  We love pasta!  We love Alfredo sauce!

Seems like a good argument for putting them all together in one dish.  (But be careful, this won’t work with everything.  We love orange juice and breakfast cereal, too, but putting them together is hardly ever a good thing.)

The only problem with Alfredo sauce, however, is that it is often crazy-high in calories and fat.  So I did try to lighten this up a little without giving up all the creamy, cheesy flavor!  The secret is to use the Laughing Cow Cream Cheese wedges.  They have about 1/3 less fat than regular cream cheese, and they melt really well and are really tasty.  I just dressed them up with a little parmesan, garlic, and chicken broth, and no one was the wiser!  You could also use light cream cheese, but I just happen to have the Laughing Cow wedges around most of the time (they are great for portion control!).

Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo from DizzyBusyandHungry.com

This dinner made everyone happy, and we had enough fettuccine left over to make my Fettuccine and Spinach side dish a few days later.

Thing 2 rating = 4 out of 5 sm(4 out of 5 biscuits!)  Why not 5, or even 4.5, out of 5?!?  I have no idea.  The kid ate up his portion like there was no tomorrow.  He obviously loved it.  But apparently he does not give out 4.5 or 5 biscuit ratings easily.  I guess he is just trying to keep me on my toes!

 

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Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo
 
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Shrimp in a creamy lightened-up Alfredo sauce, easy to prepare in less than 30 minutes!
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces fettuccine (I cooked the entire 16 ounce box and saved ¼ of the cooked pasta for a side dish later in the week!)
  • 8 wedges Laughing Cow Cream Cheese
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tablespoon finely minced garlic
  • ¼ cup chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 pound fresh shrimp (small)
  • handful of parsley, chopped (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, and set aside.
  2. Place the cream cheese wedges in a microwave-safe bowl, warm in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time and stir in between, until melted.
  3. Add the Parmesan cheese, garlic, and broth, and mix until combined. Set aside.
  4. Spray a large skillet with olive oil spray and heat on medium-high.
  5. Add the shrimp and cook until almost done, about 3 minutes.
  6. Add the sauce and stir, cooking about 1-2 more minutes.
  7. Add the pasta and toss to coat.
  8. Add the chopped parsley (if desired) and toss.
Notes
Nutrition information is approximate. Your results may be different due to different brands/products and measuring differences.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅙ of recipe Calories: 352 Fat: 7g Saturated fat: 4g Unsaturated fat: 2g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 45g Sugar: 3g Sodium: 326mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 27g Cholesterol: 132g

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Enjoy!

Kristin -

 

 



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  1. says

    I LOVE shrimp. Like proper in love with the stuff, but we think Callum ha a shellfish allergy, so it means no shrimp for us. Unless we happen to go out on a date when he’s at home with a sitter. And then we order pretty much every shrimp dish on the menu lol. But, if he outgrows this allergy, then I WILL be making this dish! It looks absolutely perfect and completely tasty! If he doesn’t outgrow it, I’ll be daydreaming about that plump perfect shrimp for years. :)
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