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4.43 from 19 votes

Skinny Garlic Shrimp & Broccoli Alfredo

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 495kcal
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

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 312mg | Sodium: 997mg | Potassium: 558mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 751IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 439mg | Iron: 5mg