How to make it

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for the broccoli and pasta. Once water boils, add broccoli. Allow to blanch about 3-4 minutes. Remove from water and allow to cool slightly on a plate. (DO NOT shock in ice water. The broccoli will never get warm enough to eat once it is added to the pasta.)
  • Meanwhile, in a large pan (14 inch) melt butter over medium heat. Add oil, shrimp (seasoned with salt and pepper), and garlic. Sauté until shrimp is mostly cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Remove shrimp from pan, increase heat to medium-high, and add squash to pan. Allow to brown, stirring only once or twice, about 7 minutes. Transfer to plate with broccoli. Wipe pan clean (deglaze first if necessary).
  • Return pan to heat, add 2 cups of fat-free half & half, nutmeg, and pepper, and bring to a simmer. Whisk together the regular half & half and cornstarch to create a slurry. Add slurry to pan, and continue to simmer until the sauce reaches a desired consistency; about 10 minutes. Turn off heat (do not remove yet) and stir in cheese.
  • Cook pasta for the length given for al dente on package. Reserve about 1 cup of pasta cooking water.
  • Combine pasta, shrimp, and vegetables in a large serving bowl. Use pasta water by the tablespoonful to loosen sauce if needed. Pour sauce over pasta, tossing to coat. Serve immediately.

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  • leonora5 9 years ago
    Very clever adaptation! Yummy.
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    " It was excellent "
    fizzle3nat ate it and said...
    Great idea! Thanks for sharing. - Natalie
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  • keeperrox 10 years ago
    Yeah, I actually usually stick to the no cheese with seafood rule, but hubby's whining about wanting Shrimp Alfredo won out, and I'm glad it did. I just had the leftovers for lunch today. It obviously won't be a dish I make often because I'm sure it's still quite above what I usually eat as far as fat. I'm sure I could reduce the fat grams even further, but it would affect the flavor drastically. As is, it was delicious though!
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    " It was excellent "
    lasaf ate it and said...
    What a great way to enjoy something that used to be bad. I have to try this. Thanks. L.
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  • linspj 10 years ago
    Certainly healthier than regular alfredo sauce! :-) Passing it on to my daughter who loves both shrimp and alfredo. Interesting combo!! The Italians never put cheese with their seafood! I say, the more cheese , the better!!
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