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healthy shrimp and cauliflower alfredo
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Healthy Broccoli Shrimp Alfredo

Easy to make Alfredo recipe, loaded with shrimps, broccoli, and then tossed in with a homemade cauliflower alfredo sauce for a lighter and healthier option.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 435kcal
Author Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Raw Shrimps peeled and deveined
  • 1 medium Broccoli Floret trimmed and cut small, about 3 cups
  • 1 Packet Whole Grain penne Pasta
  • 1 Tbsp Paprika Mild and sweet
  • Olive Oil Cooking Spray
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

For the Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

  • 1 Medium Cauliflower 5-6 cups florets
  • 6 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 6 Cups Vegetable Broth or water
  • ½ Cup Milk more to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • ¼ Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste about 1 teaspoon each

Instructions

  • In a pot of boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions or until al dente. set aside.
  • Season shrimp paprika or seasoning of choice, salt and pepper and cook in a skillet using cooking spray over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • Add the broccoli floret in a pot of salted boiling water to cook for about 3-5 mins, depending on how well done you like your broccoli, remove and set aside.
  • Sautee garlic in a non-stick pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil on low heat until garlic is soft and fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, place the cauliflower in a pot containing the broth and allow to cook until cauliflower is fork-tender. about 7-8 minutes. Do not drain.
  • Transfer the cauliflower using a slotted spoon into the Oster Blender. Add 1 cup of the broth the cauliflower was cooked in, the sauteed garlic with the oil, along with the milk, onion powder, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Blend until sauce is smooth. If the sauce is too thick, add more broth 1/2 cup at a time.
  • Place pasta in a pan, pour the cauliflower alfredo sauce over it, then add the cooked shrimps and broccoli. Toss together and garnish with fresh parsley or pepper flakes. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 1481mg | Potassium: 611mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1272IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 4mg