(Better For You) Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

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Recipe: #4826

March 04, 2012

"Submitted to Taste of Home by Evelyn Slade, this is a creamy, yet lower-fat take on a classic pasta dish. I added in freshly ground black pepper, and it is everything you expect in an Alfredo dish. Quick, too - this would make a great weeknight dinner."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (238.6 g)
  • Calories 400.3
  • Total Fat - 16.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 185.7 mg
  • Sodium - 1077.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 40.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.8 g
  • Sugars - 0.2 g
  • Protein - 23.4 g
  • Calcium - 215.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to the package directions.

Step 2

Build the roux base: In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour until it is fully incorporated. Slowly whisk in the half and half. Bring to a boil over medium heat - this will not take long at all; do not walk away! Cook and stir for about 1 minutes or the sauce thickens up. Drain the fettuccine and toss the pasta into the pan. Tongs work great for this! Add in the shrimp, cheese, salt and pepper, tossing everything until it's fully coated and the cheese is melted. Divide into bowls and top with the fresh parsley.

Tips & Variations

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What a delicious lunch this made for us. Loaded with cheesy goodness just like I was hoping for! I made a cucumber, tomato and onion salad with creamy Italian dressing and crescent rolls to round out the meal. This will see many repeats! It would be just as good with chicken too.

review by:
(10 Feb 2020)


Absolutely delicious and quite easy to make too. We will have it again!

review by:
(28 Dec 2019)


I love this lower in fat recipe. I made it to have over zoodles and it was great! My husband didn't seem to notice we were having zoodles instead of spaghetti. He was too busy gobbling it all down with that delicious sauce!

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(9 Dec 2017)