Recipe: Low-Calorie Shrimp Alfredo

Dinner Recipes, Seafood Recipes

By: Chris Freytag, CPT

We all love a big bowl of pasta, but hate that heavy lethargic feeling afterward. This low-calorie shrimp Alfredo recipe is a low-fat version of classic Alfredo sauce served over a bed of zucchini noodles topped with a hearty serving of delicious shrimp. This may change the way you think of pasta! A delicious and healthy meal that takes under 30 minutes to make.

This simple and delicious low-fat shrimp alfredo is easy to make and tastes amazing! #lowcarb

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 serving(s)


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons flour (this is to thicken sauce and is optional)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley (reserve 1 tablespoon for garnish)
  • 3/4 cups fresh grated parmesan cheese (reserve 4 tablespoons to top each serving with)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 spray of coconut oil spray or non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (table salt is fine if you don't have kosher salt)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 4 medium zucchinis, peeled & julienned or spiralized into noodles
  • 1 lb medium sized peeled and devined shrimp


  1. In a sauce pan, heat butter on low until melted, add garlic, and cook 2 minutes so garlic flavors the butter.
  2. Add in milk, and while whisking the sauce slowly add flour to thicken your sauce.
  3. Add in lemon juice, lemon zest, cream cheese, parsley, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, parmesan cheese (reserving 4 tablespoons) and whisk until everything is melted.
  4. Keep sauce warm while starting the noodles and shrimp. In medium sized pan, use 1 spray of coconut oil or non-stick spray and add in shrimp cooking for 2 minutes then add in zucchini noodles, and cook 3-5 more minutes until zucchini it hot and shrimp are cooked.
  5. Add low-fat Alfredo sauce to zucchini noodles and shrimp and let cook together 2 minutes. Plate evenly into 4 servings and garnish with additional parmesan cheese and parsley!

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 386

Protein: 36 gram(s)

Fat: 18 gram(s)

Carbohydrates: 20 gram(s)

Fiber: 3 gram(s)

Sugar: 12 gram(s)

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