In cleaning out the freezer on Sunday, there was a bag of frozen shrimp in there, and I thought, well I need to do something with this before it’s forgotten in the back of the freezer (you know how that goes). Thanks to Danielle of Joseph’s Wife for reminding me of the Laughing Cow Alfredo recipe that is talked about frequently on the Weight Watchers forums. I used to make this as a quick fix in college when I did Weight Watchers, but I forgot about it…it’s a wonderful recipe but I make it a slightly different way than mentioned in the posts. I prefer a thinner sauce, because this turns out extremely rich.
16 oz. shrimp (deveined and peeled)
1 bunch of green onions
1/2 small yellow onion
1 clove garlic
7 wedges of Laughing Cow cheese (I used Light Garlic and Herb)
1 cup lowfat milk
1 tbsp margarine (I used Smart Balance)
1 tbsp parmesan cheese
1 tsp garlic powder
4 cups cooked whole wheat pasta
Pepper to taste
Dice green and yellow onions, along with the garlic clove. Place in a Pam sprayed skillet and cook for a minute. Add shrimp and cook for a couple minutes, until the shrimp is done.
In a small pot, place LC cheese, milk, margarine, parmesan cheese and powder together. Keep on low until it melts, mixing ever so often. You may want to start the sauce first because it takes the longest.
In a larger pot, boil spaghetti.
After the spaghetti and alfredo are done, add to the shrimp and combine together (either in the skillet or the pasta pot…wherever it all fits). Add pepper to taste! ENJOY!
Nutritional Info: (includes pasta, shrimp and sauce)
Total Fat 5.2 g
Dietary Fiber 4.7 g
Points Value: 5 points and a VERY hefty serving at that!! Enjoy