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Keto shrimp alfredo

Keto Shrimp Alfredo

Keto shrimp alfredo is a great option for a creamy dinner meal with zucchini noodles,  spaghetti squash or even miracle noodles. Buttery sautéed shrimp in this low carb, gluten free alfredo sauce that's homemade and true to Italy!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 535 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 8 ounces raw shrimp
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil and butter for cooking

Alfredo Sauce

  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ounces Pamesan Cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Season shrimp with salt and pepper
  • In a frying pan on high heat add a little oil then place shrimp in. When shrimp are pink and most of the water has cooked away add in butter. Cook until seared but don't let the butter burn.
  • Lower heat to medium. You may have to take the pan from the eye to help it cool down quicker. You want to avoid burning your butter or garlic because they both burn quickly
  • Add butter then minced garlic. Once garlic has browned a little pour in heavy cream. Toss in cut parmesan cheese.
  • Add shrimp back in and continue to cook until thickened. If too thin add a little more cheese if too thick add a little more cream until the consistency you want is there.
  • Note, if you use the grated parmesan you will have a hard time getting a thicker sauce.
  • Nutrition values below do not include the noodles. Only the alfredo sauce and shrimp

Notes

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Use fresh parmesan it makes a world of a difference. It thickens the sauce better, more flavorful and melts as it should because it's free of a non-caking agent.
  • If using Palmini noodles don't skip the step of adding into a milk based product and letting it soak for a while.
  • If using any water based noodles like zucchini do not heat them up in your sauce. The water will leak into your sauce and destroy it. Heat the zoodles in a separate pan or bowl. Then add them into your sauce. Note, there may still be a presence of water from the noodles but you can control it better.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Keto Shrimp Alfredo
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 535 Calories from Fat 364
% Daily Value*
Fat 40.4g62%
Saturated Fat 25.4g159%
Trans Fat 1.4g
Cholesterol 336.3mg112%
Sodium 479.5mg21%
Carbohydrates 3.3g1%
Sugar 2.7g3%
Protein 39.8g80%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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