Shrimp Alfredo


Healthify classic fettuccine Alfredo by adding protein-rich shrimp and using whole-wheat noodles instead of white for extra fiber. We love the full flavor of Asiago cheese in this quick and comforting dinner, but any hard Italian cheese, like Parmigiano Reggiano or Romano, will work well too.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 8 ounces whole-wheat linguine

  • 2 cups reduced-fat milk, divided

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 12 ounces medium shrimp (31-40 count), peeled and deveined

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • Pinch of ground nutmeg

  • 1 cup grated Asiago cheese, divided

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. Cook linguine according to package directions. Drain well.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk 1/2 cup milk and flour in a small bowl until smooth. Set next to the stove. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and cook, stirring, until mostly pink on the outside, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups milk, salt and nutmeg to the pan. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Add the reserved flour-milk mixture; cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 3/4 cup Asiago and lemon juice.

  3. Divide the linguine among 4 bowls. Top each with 3/4 cup of the shrimp sauce. Garnish each with 1 tablespoon of the remaining Asiago and 1 tablespoon parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

492 Calories
17g Fat
55g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 1/4 cups
Calories 492
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 34g 68%
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 162mg 54%
Vitamin A 1037IU 21%
Vitamin C 7mg 8%
Folate 75mcg 19%
Sodium 712mg 31%
Calcium 421mg 32%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 116mg 28%
Potassium 652mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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