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Lightened-Up Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

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Lightened-Up Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo – 30-minute, easy, creamy, lightened-up alfredo fettuccine tossed with buttery shrimp and veggies that makes for a quick and absolutely delicious meal.

Lightened-Up Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo - 30-minute, easy, creamy, lightened-up alfredo fettuccine tossed with buttery shrimp and veggies that makes for a quick and absolutely delicious meal.

Hiiiii, dear friends! HAPPY 2016!  Hope you had a blast welcoming it!! I’m still recovering from a slight hangover… I am champagned-out!  Gin and tonic-ed out, as well. Bring on the Advil, is what I say. And a greasy cheeseburger. I’ll start the resolution thingamajig tomorrow – it’s a Monday, and all diets start on Mondays. I mean no one ever started a diet on a Sunday. That’s ludicrous! Everyone knows that weekend calories don’t exist… 

Thus, please join me in forever being a Monday starter and welcome those resolutions with a big bowl of this awesome Lightened-Up Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo.

Lightened-Up Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo - 30-minute, easy, creamy, lightened-up alfredo fettuccine tossed with buttery shrimp and veggies that makes for a quick and absolutely delicious meal.

If you’ve been reading, you know I’m constantly on a quest to recreate and lighten up all restaurant favorites. Recreating Chili’s menu is at the top of the list, but Olive Garden follows a close second because, husband. The dude loves the OG so, so much, and their Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo is ONE of his many faves.

P.S. He also worked there years ago just so he could eat all the pasta and breadsticks, all day, every day.

Spinach and Artichoke Pasta Alfredo Casserole | www.diethood.com | Delicious vegetarian dinner with Spinach, Artichokes and Orzo pasta mixed in a lightened-up, homemade Alfredo Sauce.

Anywho. I single-handedly consumed 2.2 servings of this and that’s not counting the shrimp that I kept picking out of the skillet and straight into my trap. In my defense, they were sitting there, in garlic and butter. I mean, c’mon! You’d do the same. Besides, it’s “lightened-up”.

But about the lightened-up bit. My go-to key for keeping alfredo sauce on the lighter side is leaving out the cream. Some broth and skim milk, plus garlic and parm cheese is all you need.

Lightened-Up Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo - 30-minute, easy, creamy, lightened-up alfredo fettuccine tossed with buttery shrimp and veggies that makes for a quick and absolutely delicious meal.

Perhaps my favorite thing about this whole mess is that we, you and I, can enjoy our favorite meals just by substituting a bit of this for that, and allow the carb-lover that is in all of us to thrive! IN moderation. 😀

I don’t want to even tell you that this shrimp fettuccine alfredo is SO GOOD!, but I WILL because that’s part of the drill. 

ENJOY!

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Lightened-Up Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
30-minute, easy, creamy, lightened-up alfredo fettuccine tossed with buttery shrimp and veggies that makes for a quick and absolutely delicious meal.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Calories: 422 kcal
Author: Katerina | Diethood
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces fettuccine
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) frozen peas and broccoli
  • 4 tablespoons vegan butter (I used Earth Balance)
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced, divided
  • 1 pound large shrimp (about 16), shelled and deveined, tails removed
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/2- cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
Instructions
  1. Prepare fettuccine pasta according to package directions; add frozen veggies the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  2. In the meantime, add butter to a large nonstick skillet and melt over medium-high heat; add half of the minced garlic to butter and cook for a few seconds, or until fragrant.
  3. Add shrimp; season with salt and pepper and continue to cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Flip the shrimp and cook until fully pink and cooked through, about 2 more minutes.
  5. Transfer the shrimp to a bowl and set aside.
  6. Add olive oil to the pan and heat it up.
  7. Add garlic and saute for about 30 seconds, stirring occasionally, until fragrant.
  8. Sprinkle with flour, and stir to combine.
  9. Cook for an additional minute to cook the flour, stirring occasionally.
  10. Using a whisk, start to slowly add vegetable broth to the pan, whisking to combine until smooth.
  11. Whisk in milk, and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  12. Let cook for an additional minute, or until thickened.
  13. Stir in parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper; continue to cook until the cheese melted.
  14. Drain pasta and veggies.
  15. Add the shrimp, cooked pasta, and veggies to the sauce; toss well to combine and continue to cook until heated through, about 3 minutes.
  16. Remove from heat and let stand couple of minutes.
  17. Serve.
Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 11

RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD

Nutrition Facts
Lightened-Up Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 422 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 246mg 82%
Sodium 961mg 40%
Potassium 280mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 12.5%
Vitamin C 4.5%
Calcium 27.5%
Iron 16.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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13 Responses
  1. Tina Smith

    Regarding: LIGHTENED-UP SHRIMP FETTUCCINE ALFREDO – can you please reply with the calories on this awesome dish? The name is very interesting but I am really interested in the number of calories

    Thank you so much for sharing your recipes.

    Sincerely – Tina

  2. Crystal

    Happy New Year! This recipe looks so delicious and I love that you lightened it up. Btw… I totally agree that a diet should never start on a Sunday

  3. I agree, weekend calories don’t exist (or at least they shouldn’t)! 😀 Happy new year! This recipe is calling my name – I love that it’s healthy without being “diet food.” It’s making my mouth water!

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