Skinny Garlic Shrimp & Broccoli Alfredo

Pan seared garlic shrimp, broccoli and pasta tossed in creamy lightened up garlic alfredo sauce that contains no cream! 
Skinny Garlic Shrimp & Broccoli AlfredoSkinny alfredo is all the rage around here. Now, you can have your pasta with all the bold flavors without all the extra calories. This skinny alfredo is lightened up using just a tablespoon of flour to thicken the sauce. The cream is packed with lots of garlic flavor from the garlic shrimp, and the broccoli adds a very nice healthy touch. Because why not?
Skinny Garlic Shrimp & Broccoli AlfredoMy daughter had 2 servings of this cream flavorful pasta before I took the entire pan away. If your feeling extra healthy, go ahead and use whole wheat pasta instead. I promise you wont notice a difference because this garlic alfredo is PACKED with bold flavors you’ll want to eat the entire bowl. Skinny Garlic Shrimp & Broccoli Alfredo

Skinny Garlic Shrimp & Broccoli Alfredo

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Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces whole wheat pasta, any shape
  • 2 cups frozen or fresh broccoli
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 1 oz cream cheese (2 tablespoons)
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions, in generously salted water. Add the broccoli just 1 minute before the pasta is finished cooking. Drain and set aside.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat a large heavy-duty pan to high heat. Add the olive oil, butter, shrimp and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Cook the shrimp on the highest heat level for 2-3 minutes or until pink. Remove shrimp from pan.

  3. To the same pan, Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk, and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in cream cheese and parmesan and whisk until the cream cheese is fully mixed in and lump free. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.

  4. Return the shrimp, drained pasta and broccoli to pan. Gently toss until everything is fully coated in the sauce. Turn off heat and serve hot.


Skinny Garlic Shrimp & Broccoli Alfredo

12 Comments

  • Kerri

    Tried this twice now… i guess it could be good but the butter/oil mix burns bc youre cooking at high heat in the same pan and I end up with burnt, thin sauce?

    • Annette

      I think you should drop the heat to a 4 out of 10 after step 2, but I guess you’ve already figured that out by now. Also, white sauces usually use 1 tbs flour per cup of milk, a little less if you’re adding cheese, but not by 1/2. Plus, I usually cook my white sauce about 5 minutes to get rid of the raw flour taste. Lastly, never add raw vegetables near the end unless you like raw vegetables in your dishes, not even peas. Hope this helps.

  • Robin

    Why isn’t the nutrition facts listed on the recipes? Especially for the ones with “skinny” in the title, sure would be nice to know for those of us watching our weight. Without it Im unable to use your recipes.

    • Layla

      The nutritional facts are available on all of the recipes below the recipe box. Sometimes the Nutritional info box takes longer to load because it’s 3rd party. Please allow the page to fully load for the Nutri info box to show up.

      • Robin

        That is odd, because it certainly is not loading for me. Apparently I am not the only one since I see someone else had requested nutritional information on this dish as well.

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