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Healthier Shrimp Alfredo + Giveaway


Healthier Shrimp Alfredo is creamy and rich with a cheesy alfredo sauce that is lightened up. Topped with sauteed slightly crispy shrimp for the most delicious meal.

You can’t go wrong with a creamy, saucy pasta dish, can you? I’m so excited to share this Healthier Shrimp Alfredo with you! Made with milk instead of heavy cream but it still tastes delicious. Using my favorite – Naked Shrimp – I simply pan fried the shrimp separately with some seasonings so they are a little crispy on the outside and served them on top of the pasta to keep that slightly crispy outer layer. So good!

**Keep reading for a seafood giveaway!

This Healthier Shrimp Alfredo is creamy and delicious! It was a huge win at our dinner table with my family. When pasta is on the table, I realize that it is almost always a win for my kids. I served this Healthier Shrimp Alfredo with some simple roasted asparagus for a complete meal. Just toss asparagus with olive oil and roast for about 15 minutes at 400 degrees. Toss with garlic powder and onion powder.

Healthy Shrimp Alfredo

Healthier Alfredo Ingredients

-Fettuccine noodles- I went with whole-grain pasta for more fiber

-Butter (you can swap for olive oil if you like)- the butter truly adds a better flavor than the olive oil so I used it in this dish.

-Onions- alfredo doesn’t always have onions in it but I knew it would add a delicious level of flavor 

-Chopped garlic- I buy mine pre-chopped but you can also mince your own fresh garlic cloves

-White whole-wheat flour- more fiber than all-purpose flour

-2% milk- instead of heavy cream- I wouldn’t do skim milk as some fat helps make it creamy

-Low-sodium chicken broth- lower in sodium than regular broth

-Quality Parmesan cheese- you can shred your own or buy it pre-shredded

-Black pepper

-Fresh Parsley- for garnish and gives a nice fresh herb flavor

Garlic Shrimp Alfredo

Sauteed Shrimp Ingredients

-Olive oil- regular olive oil works best instead of extra virgin olive oil due to the low smoking point

North Coast Seafoods Naked Shrimp– these shrimp come already peeled and deveined, so there is no extra work to do here! Keep reading why we love this brand!

-Garlic powder

-Onion powder

-Black pepper

-Smoked paprika

What shrimp should I use for shrimp alfredo?

For this recipe, I used North Coast Seafoods Naked Shrimp. They offer both cooked shrimp and raw shrimp which are both super fresh tasting. The biggest difference maker with Naked Shrimp is that they are Chemical Free with no antibiotics, no additives, and no artificial preservatives – just pure shrimp which is why they’re called “naked”. Naked Shrimp is also 4-Star Certified Sustainable by the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP).

What makes North Coast Seafoods products superior is that they’re sourced directly from reputable fishermen around the world, which removes the middleman and allows for total control of quality. 

One of my favorite things about Naked Shrimp is that it is Flash Frozen within minutes of harvest to preserve peak freshness, texture and flavor. This way, the shrimp will be ready in your freezer whenever you’re ready to thaw and cook. Super convenient!

You can learn more about other products in the Naked Seafood frozen line, right here!

Bowl of healthier shrimp alfredo

I personally love cooking shrimp because they taste delicious, have 15 grams of protein in each 3 ounce serving and are low in fat. Plus they cook so quickly! You can enjoy a pan seared shrimp dinner in just 10 minutes. It is Lent right now and every Friday, my family does not eat meat so a meal like this is perfect.

 

Crispy Shrimp Alfredo

Seafood is a great addition to your diet. Aim for 2-3 servings per week- at least 8 ounces total through the week. Many kinds of seafood are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and seafood is a great source of lean protein. Seafood can be so easy to prepare. These Naked Shrimp  cooked in just 5-8 minutes. So fast!

Check out North Coast Seafoods online shop for yourself and order some seafood to try! They offer next-day delivery nationwide, right to your doorstep. This Healthier Shrimp Alfredo reheats really well too – especially the pasta part. I like reheating the shrimp in the fry pan when possible as opposed to the microwave.

**Use code AMANDA15 for a 15% discount on your first order.

Healthier Shrimp Alfredo

Yield: serves 5-6 

Healthier Shrimp Alfredo

Healthier Shrimp Alfredo is creamy and rich with a cheesy alfredo sauce that is lightened up. Topped with sauteed slightly crispy shrimp for the most delicious meal.

Prep Time:  10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 30 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 16 ounce box of whole-wheat fettuccine 
  • 2 tablespoons bitter
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 5 tablespoons white whole-wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 cups 2% milk
  • 1 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • Optional: more parmesan cheese to top
  • Sauteed Shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound Raw Naked Shrimp
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Boil a large pot of water and cook fettuccine noodles according to instructions. Drain pasta and reserve 2 tablespoons of pasta water.

  2. In a medium sized saucepan, melt butter. Add in the onions and sauté for 3 minutes. Add in the garlic and sauté for another minute Add in the flour and stir for one minute.

  3. Add in the milk and chicken broth and whisk well. Add in the parmesan cheese and pepper. Let thicken on low heat as the shrimp and pasta cook.

  4. Remove tails from the Naked Shrimp and heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Dry shrimp with a paper towel and in a bowl, toss with garlic, onion, smoked paprika and black pepper.
  5. Once the oil is hot, add shrimp to the pan and sauté for 3-5 minutes on each side until shrimp are pink and the spices make a light crust on the shrimp.
  6. To serve: toss together the pasta, pasta water and alfredo sauce. Top with sauteed Naked Shrimp. Top with chopped parsley and if desired, extra parmesan cheese.

Enjoy!

Check out other pasta and comfort food recipes:

Healthy Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Tomato, Zucchini and Corn Pasta Salad
White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese
Bruschetta Chicken Orzo Salad
Healthier Sausage Red Beans and Rice

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Healthier Shrimp Alfredo recipe

This post is sponsored by North Coast Seafoods – a family owned fresh seafood company based in Boston, Massachusetts





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