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Lighter Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

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Creamy comfort food at its finest – without the guilt! This lightened up Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo dish has all of the flavor you love without the extra calories! No one would guess it’s actually healthy!

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces fettuccine noodles
  • 12 ounces shrimp, peeled, de-veined, and tails removed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil (may sub other oil)
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic, divided
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 1/2 cups fat free half & half or other milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, fat free or reduced fat
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese (shavings or shredded)
  • optional: fresh parsley, additional parmesan cheese
  • Instructions

  • Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside. In a large pan preheat 2 teaspoons olive oil. Add shrimp, 1 teaspoon garlic, and italian seasoning and stir over medium heat until shrimp are cooked through (3-4 minutes). Transfer shrimp to a bowl.
  • In the pan where you cooked the shrimp, melt the butter over medium heat. Add remaining 1 teaspoon garlic and stir until fragrant (1-2 minutes). Add flour 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring continually until mixture comes together in a sort of clump. Slowly whisk in cream and milk until mixture is smooth.
  • Add salt and pepper, cream cheese, and parmesan cheese and stir until cheeses are melted. Stir in shrimp. Serve over prepared noodles. Top with fresh parsley and additional parmesan cheese if desired.
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