EQUIPMENT:

  • Large skillet
  • Whisk
  • Baking sheet
  • 8"x8" baking dish
  • Nonstick spray
  • Medium bowl
  • Large bowl
  • Large pot (for cooking pasta)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8 ounces whole wheat penne pasta

  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, drained

  • ½ cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese

  • 2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided

  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes, optional

  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley leaves

  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the alfredo sauce:
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour

  • 1 (6-ounce) can 2% evaporated milk

  • 1 ounce light cream cheese

  • ¼ cup chicken broth

  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Begin by preheating the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. First, make the alfredo sauce:
    1. In the large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant (about 2 minutes), stirring frequently.
    2. Whisk in the flour and continue cooking until lightly browned (about 1 minute).
    3. Slowly whisk in the milk until thickened (about 2 minutes).
    4. Stir in the cream cheese and chicken broth, stirring until smooth (about 1 minute).
    5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. Second, make the remaining ingredients:
    1. Coat the baking sheet with nonstick spray. Set aside.
    2. In the medium bowl, combine the shrimp, one tablespoon of the olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss gently to combine.
    3. Spread the shrimp mixture onto the baking sheet. Bake just until the shrimp is pink, firm and cooked through (about 6 minutes). Remove from the oven and set aside.
    4. Cook the pasta according to its package instructions. Set aside.
    5. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
    6. Coat the baking dish with nonstick spray. Set aside.
    7. In the large bowl, combine the shrimp mixture, pasta, tomatoes, Mozzarella, red pepper flakes, and alfredo sauce. Place this mixture in the baking dish and top with Parmesan. Bake until golden brown (about 10 minutes).
  4. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

SEAFOOD USED IN THIS RECIPE:
Shrimp

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