Rotini Shrimp Alfredo

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This lightened-up version of the classic alfredo dish is packed with the added benefits of protein, fiber and vegetables. This recipe is heart healthy, while upholding true alfredo flavors.

Number of Servings: 5

Roux

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. Melt the margarine in a heavy-bottomed skillet.
  2. Slowly add flour and constantly whisk until fully absorbed.
  3. Cook over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes until there is a nutty aroma.

Alfredo Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1-ounce roux
  • 1 ⅛ cups fat free milk
  • 2 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon white pepper

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, heat milk to just below a simmer.
  2. Whisk in the roux gradually until fully combined. Increase heat until sauce begins to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Stir in cheese, salt and pepper until combined.

Rotini Shrimp Alfredo

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces whole wheat rotini pasta
  • 1 ⅜ cups alfredo sauce
  • 8 ounces shrimp, cooked
  • ¼ cup red pepper, julienne cut
  • ¼ cup green pepper, julienne cut
  • 1 cup red onion, julienne cut
  • 1 ⅔ tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Vegetable spray

Directions

  1. Cook rotini by adding to boiling water and stir occasionally. When finished cooling, strain rotini and add back to pot.
  2. Heat a large skillet, coated with vegetable spray, on medium heat.
  3. Add onions and peppers to the skillet and sauté for 5 minutes or until translucent.
  4. Add shrimp to onions and peppers mixture and sauté for another minute to heat shrimp.
  5. Combine cooked rotini and alfredo sauce, tossing gently to combine.
  6. Add the pasta mixture to the shrimp mixture and serve topped with fresh chopped parsley.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 310 calories, 6.5g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 430mg sodium, 48g carbohydrates, 20g protein, 5g fiber

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