30 MINUTE CHEESY GARLIC SHRIMP ALFREDO

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Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
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Ingredients


PREP TIME
10 mins
COOK TIME
20 mins
TOTAL TIME
30 mins

Serves: 4
INGREDIENTS
2 cups 2% milk
4 ounces cream cheese
2 Tbs flour
½ tsp salt
3 Tbs butter
3 Tbs minced garlic
1 cup grated Mozzarella cheese or 3 cheese blend
â…“ cup parmesan cheese (optional)
Pepper to taste
1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp
Parsley to garnish

Method


INSTRUCTIONS
Using a hand mixer or blender, mix together the milk, cream cheese, flour, and salt until smooth, set aside
In a saucepan, melt butter and add garlic. Satue garlic for about a minute, then add in peeled and deveined shrimp
Cook 3-5 minutes, until pink, and just barely cooked through
Remove shrimp from pan, leave garlic and butter drippings in saucepan
Add milk mixture to the pan, and stir for 4 minutes on medium heat. Bring to a simmer, and keep stirring for about 6 more minutes until is starts to thicken.
Remove from heat, add grated cheese and Parmesan
Cover, let stand for about 5 minutes.
Add shrimp into sauce and let stand another 5 minutes
Serve over noodles of choice. (1 lb package is sufficient)
Garnish with some dried parsley

If you want to make this lower fat, substitute a fat free cream cheese, low fat milk option, and cut down the butter, or leave it out. Fat adds flavor, so keep that in mind, but this can be a really great guiltless meal.
A few tips:

Rinse your shrimp well before cooking so you don’t get a “fishy” taste in your sauce.
Stir the garlic so it doesn’t burn.
Keep stirring when you pour the milk mixture in, you don’t want it to burn.
If you don’t eat all of it in one sitting, when reheating add milk to get to the desired consistency as it will get thicker!

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