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Skinny Garlic Shrimp & Broccoli Alfredo

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Layla

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
  • 1/4 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.