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shrimp fettuccine with spinach and tomatoes.
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Creamy Shrimp Fettuccine with Spinach and Tomatoes Recipe

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WW Freestyle: 7
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
For a quick and delicious weeknight dinner, whip up this shrimp fettuccine coated in a light and creamy sauce prepared with spinach and cherry tomatoes! 
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 388

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces whole wheat fettuccine or regular fettuccine
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 12 ounces uncooked large shrimp, peeled, tails removed, and deveined
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced, divided
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 bag (6 ounces) baby spinach
  • fresh chopped parsley, for garnish

Instructions 

  • Prepare the fettuccine according to the instructions on the package.
  • Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat; add shrimp and season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in 1 clove minced garlic and continue to cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until shrimp is pink and cooked through.
  • Remove shrimp from skillet and set aside.
  • Put the skillet back on the burner and heat olive oil over medium high heat.
  • Add halved cherry tomatoes and cook for 1 minute, or until just beginning to soften.
  • Stir in the rest of the garlic and cook for 30 more seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Stir in chicken broth, cream cheese, milk, seasonings, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. 
  • Reduce heat; simmer 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened.
  • Stir in spinach and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Add shrimp and drained fettuccine to the skillet and toss to coat.
  • Remove from heat and stir in chopped parsley.
  • Serve.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 7
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Shrimp Fettuccine with Spinach and Tomatoes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 233mg78%
Sodium 459mg19%
Potassium 449mg13%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 650IU13%
Vitamin C 20.5mg25%
Calcium 229mg23%
Iron 4.6mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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