Healthy Shrimp and Pasta Alfredo

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Modified a combination of recipes to create this delicious meal! Can substitute skim milk to lower the fat even more.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Begin boiling the water for the pasta.
  2. Melt butter in a large (about 10") skillet until sizzling.
  3. Add pasta to the water.
  4. Add onion, shrimp, bell pepper, garlic, salt and pepper to the skillet.
  5. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp turn pink (about 6-7 minutes).
  6. While the shrimp and pasta are cooking, put all ingredients for the alfredo sauce (except pepper) in a blender and puree until smooth.
  7. Pour contents of blender in a small saucepan over medium heat until it just starts to boil.
  8. Lower the alfredo sauce to low and stir frequently, adding pepper if desired.
  9. Strain the pasta if fully cooked and return to the saucepan.
  10. Add the shrimp mixture to the pasta, then pour the alfredo sauce on top. Mix well.
  11. If extra flavor is desired, feel free to add any of the cajun spices listed above.
Most Helpful

This is a Keeper, family just loved it. I did cut the bell pepper to 1/2 cup because that was all I had on hand but I also added some broccoli flowerets, mushroom, and fresh parsley. Served it with nice salad and garlic bread. OM family said keep this one around.

Shirley 39 May 28, 2008

This is a great recipe, it was quick and tasted awesome. I like to add extra veggies when I can so I added mushrooms and broccoli. Thanks for the great healthy recipe.

nkoprince08 April 23, 2008

This was so delicious! I really enjoyed this dish. The instructions don't specify when to add the tomatoes, so I just tossed them in the pot at the end when tossing the pasta, shrimp and sauce together. I think it would have better if I had cooked them in the skillet with the onion, shrimp, bell pepper and seasonings though. But even so, it was a deslicious recipe. Thanks for sharing your recipe, xpbowling. Made for Fall 2011 Pick-A-Chef.

NorthwestGal October 11, 2011