Main Dishes

Lightened Up One Skillet Shrimp Alfredo

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Comfort food is made healthy and convenient in this One Skillet Shrimp Alfredo! With only 5 minutes of prep work and pasta that cooks right in the pan, you can feed your family a fast, nutritious, and protein-packed easy dinner — in less than 30 minutes!

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1 (½ cups) uncooked mini penne pasta ( or other small similar pasta )
2 Tbsp of olive oil
2 Tbsp minced garlic
¼ cup minced onion
1¾ cup chicken broth
1¾ cup milk ( I used 1%, but skim or 2% would also work )
2 Tbsp flour
1 lb. peeled deveined cooked shrimp
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper ( to taste )
A few fresh basil leaves ( chopped )
Fresh parsley ( chopped )
  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. When oil is shimmering, add garlic and onion and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  2. Add chicken broth, milk, flour and salt and whisk...
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Nutritions

Calories
409

Sodium
1480mg
61% DV

Fat
17g
27% DV

Protein
34g
68% DV

Carbs
23g
7% DV

Fiber
4g
16% DV

Not just your average chicken quesadilla recipe! Stuffed with sweet corn, zesty black beans, and sauteed peppers and onions, the cheesy, flavorful, Mexican-inspired meal is a family-friendly dinner for any night of the week. Garnish each plate with sour cream, salsa, guacamole, or pickled red onions, and serve the quesadillas with a side of tortilla chips, pico de gallo, and summer corn salad. It's a fast, fresh, and tasty supper!

1 T olive oil
1/2 sweet onion
1/2 red bell pepper
1 clove garlic
1 c cooked, chopped chicken
15.5 oz can black beans
1 c corn
3/4 t kosher salt
1/4 t cumin
1/4 t chili powder
1/4 t smoked paprika
ground black pepper ( to taste )
2 T chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
8 flour tortillas
1 c grated Monterey Jack cheese
1 c grated cheddar cheese
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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic; cook until lightly browned, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the...
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Nutritions

Calories
1815

Sodium
2358mg
98% DV

Fat
130g
201% DV

Protein
56g
112% DV

Carbs
90g
30% DV

Fiber
18g
75% DV