Shrimp Parmesan Alfredo

This yummy, creamy recipe will have everyone coming back for more!
The reason I love this recipe is because it’s so versatile. You can put it on top of pasta, rice, or veggies (I use zucchini noodles!) Typically when I have a recipe that’s high in fat, I like to keep my carbs lower. That way it keeps my calories in check. For instance, we ate this last night, and I put it on top of zucchini. Super yummy, and very filling! But if you aren’t picky about carbs, you can’t go wrong with regular pasta! (As shown below).

Ingredients:
12 ounces of frozen shrimp (I use de-veined and de-tailed)
¼ cup of onion, chopped
1 T of butter
2 teaspoons of corn starch
¼ teaspoon of garlic powder
¼ teaspoon of Italian seasoning
¼ cup of chicken or vegetable broth
½ cup of heavy cream
¼ cup parmesan cheese
4 servings of cooked pasta, or zucchini noodles for serving

Directions:
1. Thaw shrimp by placing it in a bowl of lukewarm water. It should be gray in color and squishy to the touch.
2.  Place butter in frying pan along with onion. On medium heat, sauté for 4-5 minutes, or until the onions become translucent. Add shrimp to pan. Cook for 4 minutes, or until shrimp becomes light pink in color.
3.  Add broth and heavy cream to pan. With a whisk, mix in cornstarch one teaspoon at a time.
4.  Stir in spices and parmesan cheese. Bring to boil and let simmer for 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally so that your cream doesn’t burn! At this point the sauce should begin to thicken.
5.  Pour sauce over pasta, or for a low-carb option, use zucchini noodles (recipe on next post). Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper as desired. ENJOY!

Nutritional Facts:
Servings 4
Fat 11
Carbs 4
Protein 20
*Nutritional facts note shrimp sauce only, pasta not included

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