Thursday, March 12, 2015

Low Fat Easy Pasta Alfredo with Shrimp and Spinach



Hi everyone! Today’s recipe is a delicious Pasta Alfredo with Shrimp and Spinach,  this version is quick and easy and it’s also low fat, so if you are watching what you eat, this recipe is good for your diet. I hope you give it a try!

Ingredients:

  • 300 G Spaghetti (use whole wheat pasta, for a healthier version)
  • 1 lb. Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 C. Baby Spinach
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2-3 minced Garlic cloves
  • ¼ C chopped Parsley
  • 1 - 1 ½ C Low fat or Skim Milk
  • 4 oz Low Fat Cream Cheese
  • ½ C Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • Crushed Red Pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of Nutmeg
  • 1 T. Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Butter


Cook the Pasta according to the instructions on the package. Cook it until Al Dente, then drain it and  set it aside.

In a large skillet, on medium heat, add in one tablespoon of  extra virgin olive oil or butter, and once it’s hot, add in the shrimp and season it with salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper to taste. Cook for four minutes. Then remove from the skillet and set it aside.

In the same skillet, add in the onion and cook for two minutes or until translucent. Then add in the garlic and continue to cook for one or two more minutes just to soften the garlic. Stir constantly to prevent the garlic from burning.

Add in the cream cheese, and stir for one minute or until the cheese starts to melt, then add in the milk and also add in half a cup of water, stir and season with salt and pepper to taste and a pinch of nutmeg,  set the heat to medium-low and bring this sauce to a boil.

Once the sauce is boiling, taste the flavor add more seasoning if needed. Then add in the spinach and the pasta, also add in the shrimp and the Parmesan Cheese, and fresh parsley to taste, toss together, and continue to cook for another 2 more minutes or until everything is well heated through and the shrimp is completely cooked.

Once everything is heated through, serve it right away.

Enjoy!

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