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Lightened-Up Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

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WW Freestyle: 8
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 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
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 

  • Prepare fettuccine pasta according to package directions; add frozen veggies the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  • 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.
  • Add shrimp; season with salt and pepper and continue to cook for 2 minutes.
  • Flip the shrimp and cook until fully pink and cooked through, about 2 more minutes.
  • Transfer the shrimp to a bowl and set aside.
  • Add olive oil to the pan and heat it up.
  • Add garlic and saute for about 30 seconds, stirring occasionally, until fragrant.
  • Sprinkle with flour, and stir to combine.
  • Cook for an additional minute to cook the flour, stirring occasionally.
  • Using a whisk, start to slowly add vegetable broth to the pan, whisking to combine until smooth.
  • Whisk in milk, and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • Let cook for an additional minute, or until thickened.
  • Stir in parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper; continue to cook until the cheese melted.
  • Drain pasta and veggies.
  • Add the shrimp, cooked pasta, and veggies to the sauce; toss well to combine and continue to cook until heated through, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let stand couple of minutes.
  • Serve.

Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD
Nutrition Facts
Lightened-Up Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 422 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 246mg82%
Sodium 961mg40%
Potassium 280mg8%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 625IU13%
Vitamin C 3.7mg4%
Calcium 275mg28%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.