Greek yogurt is a staple in my house. So, I use it instead of sour cream in Mexican recipes. I use it in place of vegetable oil in baking recipes. I use it instead of ricotta cheese in lasagna recipes; and I even use it is my pasta recipes to thicken the sauce and give it a light and creamy texture like I did with this Skinny Broccoli Shrimp Pasta Alfredo:
Low carb rotini.
Garlicky pan-seared shrimp.
And Crunchy heart healthy broccoli.
All coming together in a light and creamy sauce that will rival its calorie-dense counterpart! It’s lightened up with vegetable broth but has elements of creaminess from the non fat plain greek yogurt and that toss of cheese in the end.
Greek Yogurt is an Alfredo game changer. And you need to experience it to know it!
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This Skinny Broccoli Shrimp Pasta Alfredo is a simple pasta recipe with a delicious light and creamy sauce that you can whip up easily on busy weeknights.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Pasta Alfredo, Shrimp Pasta
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 518 kcal
- 8 oz gluten-free rotini
- 1 head broccoli cut into small florets
- 3 tbsp olive oil divided
- 1 lb jumbo shrimp peeled/deveined with tail removed, seasoned with salt & pepper
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- Salt & pepper
Cook pasta according to package directions; reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking water before draining and set aside and toss with 1 tbsp olive oil
Steam the broccoli, and toss with the cooked pasta
In a large pan, heat another 1 tbsp olive oil, add shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until shrimp turns opaque and is fully cooked; toss with the cooked pasta and broccoli
In the same pan, heat 1 tbsp olive oil, add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until golden brown, about 1 minute. Add flour, then whisk to combine and cook for 1 additional minute.
Slowly whisk in vegetable broth, then Greek yogurt, salt and pepper, then let the sauce simmer until thickened, about 2-3 minutes.
Pour the sauce over pasta mixture and stir well. Add as much reserved pasta water for the desired sauce thickness and then sprinkle the parmesan cheese.
Skinny Broccoli Shrimp Pasta Alfredo
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 518 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 290mg 97%
Sodium 1274mg 53%
Potassium 715mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Protein 38g 76%
Vitamin A 22.4%
Vitamin C 170.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.