Sunday, December 26, 2010

Broccoli Shrimp Alfredo

Thanks to all who entered my CSN Stores Giveaway.  MeeYeeHere, commenter #5 won the giveaway.  Congrats!

This is a Taste of Home recipe, and is super easy.  It turns out delicious every time, but as it is calorically dense I usually save it for times when I've been running high mileage.  I've also had good results using 1% milk and reduced fat cream cheese.

1 package (16 ounces) fettucine
1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup butter
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
1 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 package (10 ounces) frozen broccoli florets (I typically use fresh and just steam it prior to adding)
1/2 tsp salt
dash pepper

Cook fettucine according to package dierctions.  Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the shrimp and garlic in butter until the shrimp turns pink.  Remove and keep warm.  In the same skillet, combine the cream cheese, milk, and parmesan; cook until cheeses are melted and smooth.
Cook broccoli and drain.  Stir broccoli, shrimp, salt and pepper into cheese sauce; heat through.  Drain fettuccine, top with shrimp mixture.

I know some of you don't like shrimp, but this could easily be made with chicken instead.  Also, I like to add fresh sliced mushrooms to mine.

I will be linking this recipe with Mere's Foodie Friday.  You can find her blog HERE.


TexWisGirl said...

Oh I love shrimp and pasta. And the broccoli is a big plus! Yum!

Chatty Crone said...

Yum and so colorful - looks awesome!


Mary said...

Wow that looks soooo good! Thanks for sharing.

Hope you and the fam had a great Christmas! :)

Anonymous said...

This would be great after sledding.

Angela said...

I've never cooked shrimp other than the frozen breaded kind! lol I quit doing that because every time I made that along with the frozen fish sticks which I don't like, my smoke alarm would go off. When my husband would call to see what's for dinner he would hear it going off and know exactly what it was that I was cooking! lol

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Yum - I wonder if Livie would like this. She enjoys pasta, broccoli, and shrimp, each on their own. Maybe she'd like them all together. I will have to try it sometime.

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