Creamy, garlicky and oh-so-good! With a simple sauce that can easily be whipped up while the pasta is cooking, this better-for-you Alfredo will easily become a new weeknight favorite.
Packed with heart-healthy fats from the avocado and olive oil, this delicious dish also features shrimp for a little extra protein to help keep hunger at bay.
Not a fan of shellfish? Try substituting grilled chicken instead! Or, omit the shrimp altogether for a filling, meatless meal.
20 Minute Meals:
Creamy Avocado Alfredo
9 oz. uncooked whole grain pasta (or gluten free pasta for gluten free)
2 cloves garlic
¼ cup fresh basil
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 medium avocado, skin and pit removed
1 Tbsp. water
Salt and black pepper, to taste
1 lb. medium cooked cocktail shrimp
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to the package instructions.
- Meanwhile, add garlic and basil to a food processor or blender. Pulse to mince. Add lemon juice, olive oil, avocado flesh, water, salt and pepper; process until smooth.
- Before draining pasta, add shrimp. Drain immediately and return to pot. Add avocado sauce and stir to mix. Warm, if needed, over medium heat. Serve immediately.
Yield: 4 servings
*Per Serving: Calories 400, Total Fat 14g (Saturated 2g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 145mg, Sodium 650mg, Total Carbohydrate 50g (Dietary Fiber 9g, Sugars 3g), Protein 27g, Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin C 10%, Calcium 10%, Iron 15%
*Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.
Emily Schwartz is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with Festival Foods.
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