Saturday, June 23, 2012

Shrimp Pasta with Low-Fat Alfredo Sauce

We made this low-fat Alfredo sauce to go with a shrimp pasta we were making but it would be good with any type of pasta (maybe next time we will try chicken and broccoli) or as a pizza sauce. Although this sauce is much lower in calories than typical Alfredo sauce, it is still creamy and full of flavor.

This recipe makes enough sauce for four small-medium portions of pasta.

1 cup 1%  milk
1 1/2 Tbs butter
1 1/2 Tbs flour
3 Tbs Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp minced garlic
pepper, salt, oregano

Melt the butter in a sauce pan over medium.

Once the butter is melted, slowly whisk in the flour. This will make a thick yellow paste.

Slowly add the milk and continue to whisk until all the milk is added and there are no lumps.

Heat for 3-5 minutes and continue to whisk. Once the milk mixture is warm through add the Parmesan cheese

Add pepper, salt as needed, and other herbs such as oregano if you wish.

Serve immediately.

For dinner we cooked onion, garlic, and zucchini in a small amount of oil until soft.

We then added shrimp and cooked for a very short amount of time, just enough to cook the shrimp thoroughly but not make them rubbery.

We  mixed the shrimp and zucchini with the Alfredo sauce and served it over pasta.

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