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Lightened Up One Skillet Shrimp Alfredo
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

This lightened up version of a classic Shrimp Alfredo cooks entirely in one skillet for an easy dinner recipe that's ready in less than 30 minutes!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: shrimp alfredo, Shrimp Alfredo Pasta
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 445 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 1 ½ cups uncooked mini penne pasta (or other small similar pasta with a cooking time of 9-10 minutes)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • ¼ cup minced onion
  • 1 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 3/4 cup milk I used 1%, but skim or 2% would also work
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 lb. peeled, deveined, cooked shrimp (I use the frozen cooked shrimp and just defrost them in the refrigerator overnight)
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Optional garnish: chopped fresh parsley; fresh basil
  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. When oil is shimmering, add garlic and onion and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

  2. Add chicken broth, milk, flour and salt and whisk until completely combined. Stir in uncooked pasta.

  3. Bring to a gentle boil, then cover and reduce heat to a simmer.
  4. Simmer, covered, for 10-15 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring once or twice during this time.

  5. Stir in shrimp and cook, uncovered, for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until shrimp is heated through.

  6. Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan cheese.
  7. Season with additional salt and pepper, if needed. Garnish with fresh herbs and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Lightened Up One Skillet Shrimp Alfredo
Amount Per Serving (1 /4 of the recipe)
Calories 445 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 296mg99%
Sodium 1797mg78%
Potassium 476mg14%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 315IU6%
Vitamin C 13.9mg17%
Calcium 465mg47%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.