If you love Alfredo sauce but hate all the calories, this recipe featuring shrimp in a creamy lightened-up Alfredo sauce is for you! And it's easy to prepare in less than 30 minutes!
We love shrimp! We love pasta! We love Alfredo sauce!
Seems like a good argument for putting them all together in one dish. (But be careful, this won't work with everything. We love orange juice and breakfast cereal, too, but putting them together is hardly ever a good thing.)
The only problem with Alfredo sauce, however, is that it is often crazy-high in calories and fat. So I did try to lighten this up a little without giving up all the creamy, cheesy flavor! The secret is to use the Laughing Cow Cream Cheese wedges. They have about ⅓ less fat than regular cream cheese, and they melt really well and are really tasty.
I just dressed them up with a little parmesan, garlic, and chicken broth, and no one was the wiser! You could also use light cream cheese, but I just happen to have the Laughing Cow wedges around most of the time (they are great for portion control!).
This dinner made everyone happy, and we had enough fettuccine left over to make my Fettuccine and Spinach side dish a few days later.
Looking for something a little different? Try this delicious twist: Cajun Shrimp Fettucine Alfredo.
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Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo
- 12 ounces fettuccine (I cooked the entire 16 ounce box and saved ¼ of the cooked pasta for a side dish later in the week!)
- 8 wedges Laughing Cow Cream Cheese
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
- ½ tablespoon minced garlic
- ¼ cup chicken broth or vegetable broth
- 1 pound fresh shrimp (small)
- handful of parsley , chopped (optional)
- Cook pasta according to package directions, and set aside.12 ounces fettuccine
- Place the cream cheese wedges in a microwave-safe bowl, warm in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time and stir in between, until melted.8 wedges Laughing Cow Cream Cheese
- Add the Parmesan cheese, garlic, and broth, and mix until combined. Set aside.¼ cup Parmesan cheese, ½ tablespoon minced garlic, ¼ cup chicken broth or vegetable broth
- Spray a large skillet with olive oil spray and heat on medium-high.
- Add the shrimp and cook until almost done, about 3 minutes.1 pound fresh shrimp
- Add the sauce and stir, cooking about 1-2 more minutes.
- Add the pasta and toss to coat.
- Add the chopped parsley (if desired) and toss.handful of parsley
Nutritional information is an estimate. The nutritional values for your final dish may vary based on measuring differences and products used.
Absolutely delicious! Thanks!
You are welcome! So glad you liked it! 🙂
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
This looks so good! I love pasta and shrimp together. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Hope to see you again this week!
Mother of 3
I just bought a package of Laughing cow cheese and thought it would make a great base for either alfredo or mac and cheese. This looks delicious and I love that you were able to cut so much fat out of it. pinned.
Pinning! My husband and I were just talking about making this, but didn't want to waste the calories. I can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. Hope to see you at the party next week!
Really loving the sound of this dish!!! Never would have thought to use cream cheese in an alfredo sauce! YUM!!
Debra @ Bowl Me Over
Your Alfredo sauce looks so creamy and the addition of shrimp puts it right over the top, delish!
Thanks, Debra! 🙂 Definitely one of my favorites!
I LOVE shrimp. Like proper in love with the stuff, but we think Callum ha a shellfish allergy, so it means no shrimp for us. Unless we happen to go out on a date when he's at home with a sitter. And then we order pretty much every shrimp dish on the menu lol. But, if he outgrows this allergy, then I WILL be making this dish! It looks absolutely perfect and completely tasty! If he doesn't outgrow it, I'll be daydreaming about that plump perfect shrimp for years. 🙂
Kristen, this looks amazing! Grumpy and I both love shrimp alfredo and I absolutely love that you used the laughing cow cheese in this! A definite must try for us!
Jersey Girl Cooks
I love when a dish is lightened up. This looks delicious!