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Broccoli shrimp pasta alfredo served in a large bowl
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Broccoli Shrimp Pasta Alfredo

This Broccoli Shrimp Pasta Alfredo is a simple pasta recipe that is loaded with so much flavor and a perfect dinner idea for the whole family
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 600kcal
Author Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces fusilli pasta or pasta of choice
  • 1 head broccoli cut into small florets
  • 2 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp peeled/deveined/tails off
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese plus more for serving

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions; reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water before draining; set aside.
  • Steam the broccoli for 2 minutes until fork tender, and toss with the cooked pasta.
  • In a large pan, heat 1 tablespoon butter, season the shrimp with salt and pepper and add to the heated pan. Cook shrimp 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 the remaining butter, add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add flour, then whisk to combine and cook for 1 additional minute. Slowly whisk in the milk, then cream cheese, then let the sauce simmer uncovered until thickened, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour the sauce over the pasta mixture and stir well. Add as much reserved pasta water for the desired sauce thickness.
  • Serve with freshly ground pepper and parmesan cheese, if desired.

Notes

Storage: This pasta recipe is best enjoyed straight away, but any leftovers will keep for 3 to 4 days in the fridge.
Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

Nutrition

Calories: 600kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 342mg | Sodium: 1493mg | Potassium: 836mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1651IU | Vitamin C: 141mg | Calcium: 424mg | Iron: 5mg