light fettuccine alfredo with shrimp

This low-fat pasta recipe calls for tossed shrimp with fettuccine and a creamy Alfredo sauce made with fat-free half-and-half.

light fettuccine alfredo with shrimp
Servings: 6 Prep 10 mins Cook 6 mins 30 seconds


  • 1 pound egg fettuccine or a combination of egg and spinach
  • 2 cups fat-free half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 3/4 pounds jumbo shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • Additional Asiago cheese and fresh basil for garnish, if desired

Make It

1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil over high heat. Prepare pasta following package directions, stirring frequently. Drain.

2. Meanwhile, mix 1/4 cup of the half-and-half with the cornstarch; stir well and set aside. In a medium-size saucepan, add the remaining 1-3/4 cups half-and-half and place over medium-high heat. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon of the garlic salt and the nutmeg. Bring to a simmer and stir in the cornstarch mixture; cook for 30 seconds or until slightly thickened.

3. Take sauce off heat and whisk in the cheese and the mustard until smooth. Stir in the peas. Keep warm.

4. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and remaining 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt; cook for 3 minutes per side until cooked through. Stir cream sauce into skillet with shrimp; add pasta and toss to coat. Serve immediately with additional cheese. Garnish with basil, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 445, Fat, total (g): 10, chol. (mg): 170, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 56, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 31, sodium (mg): 733, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.