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Tortellini and Shrimp w Alfredo Sauce

Points: 10
Tortellini and Shrimp w Alfredo Sauce
This home-made Alfredo sauce is light and creamy with a hint of Parmesan and garlic. The complete dish above has 1 cup tortellini, steamed broccoli, shrimp and the Alfredo sauce. For the tortellini, I use regular frozen store bought, but brands and package sizes vary. Be sure the check the serving sizes and portions for each. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Total Cook/Prep time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • About 32 shrimp (pre-cooked is ok)
  • 3 cups broccoli florets (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 package frozen cheese tortellini
  • For the sauce:
  • 2 cups of skim milk (6 sp)
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh garlic
  • 4 tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese (4 sp)
  • 1 tbsp butter (5 sp)
  • 1 tbsp of cornstarch (1 sp) used to thicken the sauce
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

To make the sauce:

Mix the milk and cornstarch in a bowl to thoroughly combine

In a small pot, heat the garlic and butter on very low heat for about 4 minutes

Add milk/cornstarch mixture

Simmer for 10 minutes stirring slowly but constantly

Remove from heat, add parmesan cheese, salt and pepper

Sauce with thicken as it cools

While the sauce is cooling:

Boil the tortellini in a pot until tender. Drain and set aside in a large mixing bowl.

Wash, trim and steam the broccoli for about 5 minutes

Add the broccoli to the bowl of cooked tortellini

Heat the shrimp in a pan on the stovetop

Add it to the large bowl of broccoli and tortellini

Pour the sauce into the bowl and mix to combine

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