This Shrimp & Broccoli Zoodle Alfredo is so delicious, it’s hard to believe that it’s healthy. Rich in vegetables and shrimp, it is a tasty and decadent low carb meal.
Shrimp & Broccoli Zoodle Alfredo
I really love pasta, but it really doesn’t love me. Even when I’m not specifically eating low carb, I’m better off when I avoid pasta as much as possible. Fortunately, we have recently discovered the fun of spiralizing zucchini to make “Zoodles”. We decided to use up some yellow crookneck squash to make more of them today.
(Now, we call spiralized zucchini “Zoodles” for obvious reasons. Since we made this with Yellow Crookneck Squash instead of zucchini, I realize it probably isn’t proper to call these “zoodles”. But “yoodles” sounds like it could be made from yams (hmmm…I bet that would be yummy, actually!) and besides, it’s Yellow Crookneck Squash, so maybe it should be more like “YCSoodles” and how the hell do you pronounce that? So, we’ll just stick with “zoodles.” And I hope you’ve enjoyed this little glimpse into how my weird mind works.)
We Had Shrimp in the Freezer
We had some tiny, fully-cooked shrimp in the freezer that we got for super cheap because someone in quality control screwed up and forgot to make sure it had been properly cleaned. Well over half these shrimp needed to be cleaned better, to avoid that “gritty” issue. If I’d paid much for these, I’d be annoyed. But getting them as cheap as we did – yup, we’ll do the work, no problem.
Once we had two to three cups of shrimp cleaned, we put it on the stove to warm up. We added approximate three Tablespoons of butter to the pan, too.
To the shrimp and butter, we added a chopped onion…
…and let it all cook over medium heat for seven to ten minutes.
To the shrimp and onions, we added around three cups of fresh broccoli florets…
…and let that steam over medium heat for another ten minutes.
While the broccoli was steaming, I spiralized six yellow crookneck squash. It is definitely a work out for the wrists!
My honey brought home some Alfredo sauce the other day. It was on sale and he knows how much I love sauces and soups and such.
Once the broccoli looked ready, we added in the Alfredo Sauce…
…followed by the Zoodles. We stirred them in and gave the whole pan another seven to ten minutes over low/medium heat until the Zoodles were done.
It was pretty delicious. My honey and I couldn’t get enough of it. Our youngest declared it, “pretty tasty”, saying that it tasted like “vegetables in cheese sauce.”
The Shrimp did seem to disappear behind the taste of the broccoli and cheese, but we still liked it a lot and thought there was plenty of Shrimp in it.
We made that meal disappear, and that always says, “Success!” to us!
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