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Shrimp Alfredo

Easy, quick and comforting Shrimp Alfredo made with a lighter and healthier sauce with added bacon and peas. So delicious! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 597kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. dried pasta such as linguini
  • 4 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 lb. fresh shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tbsp. minced fresh garlic
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup grated smoked mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz. reduced-fat cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup 4% fat Greek yogurt such as Fage

Instructions

  • Prepare pasta according to package directions for al dente. Reserve 1 cup pasta water; drain pasta, and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, add bacon. Heat over medium heat. Cook until crispy, about 4 minutes. Remove from pan using a slotted spoon, reserving drippings in skillet.
  • Add shrimp, garlic, salt, and pepper to skillet; cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Add cheeses; stir until smooth. Stir in peas and zest.
  • Reduce heat to low; add pasta in batches, stirring to gently to combine; add pasta water a little at a time to thin sauce, if needed. Remove from heat; stir in Greek yogurt. 
  • Top servings with reserved bacon, if desired.

Notes

  • You can use fresh or frozen shrimp for this recipe just make sure they are thawed if frozen and peeled and deveined before use.
  • To make this Alfredo extra light use reduced fat cream cheese and Greek yogurt. I like to use 4% Greek yogurt for the best balance of consistency and flavor.
  • If you can't get smoked mozzarella you can use regular mozzarella or fontina cheese.
  • I recommend using a long dried pasta shape for this recipe such as fettuccine or linguine.
  • The fresh lemon zest really brings out the flavors of this dish and gives it a delicious freshness so don't skip it if possible. 
  • You can store leftovers in the fridge for around 1-2 days and it can be eaten cold but I recommend serving this immediately for best results.

Nutrition

Calories: 597kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 334mg | Sodium: 1638mg | Potassium: 472mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Vitamin C: 26.2mg | Calcium: 483mg | Iron: 4mg