This creamy healthy shrimp Alfredo recipe is so flavorful. With pan seared garlic shrimp, spinach and pasta tossed in smooth lightened up alfredo sauce. You won’t believe it’s Weight Watchers friendly with low fat milk instead of cream and only 5 WW points. It’s a satisfying nutritious dish for people of all ages.

 Skinny alfredo is very popular in my household! My whole family adores the creamy bold flavors without all the extra calories. All you need is the right amount of seasoning, garlic, shallots, one tablespoon of cornstarch, and a bit of Parmesan cheese to create a healthy version of your favorite comfort meal.

 The sauce is packed with lots of garlic flavor combined with healthy whole wheat noodles, a serving of fresh veggies, and high protein shrimp. The best part is that it’s ready in about 20 minutes. So if you’re looking for a tasty yet wholesome meal for the whole family, look no further!

close up of finished shrimp alfredo

Why you should try this Weight Watchers Shrimp Alfredo recipe

  • The smooth creamy Alfredo sauce is a dream!
  • Plus it’s a lightened up version with minimal cornstarch and low fat milk.
    • You can cook the entire meal in one large skillet.
    • It’s ready in 20 minutes flat.
    • The whole wheat pasta and spinach are so satisfying.
    • Double the recipe for the perfect meal prep portions.
    • Kids and adults love the creamy sauce.

ingredients for weight watchers shrimp alfredo

Weight Watchers Shrimp Alfredo Ingredients

  • 6 ounces whole wheat pasta
    • 2 cups fresh spinach
    • ½ pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined
    • 1 tbsp seasoning blend (I used Italian)
    • 1-2 fresh sage leaves
    • Cooking spray
    • 3 cloves garlic minced
    • ¼ cup diced shallots
    • 2 cups low-fat milk
    • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese optional

How to make Weight Watchers Shrimp Alfredo (step by step)

  1. Cook your pasta noodles Al dente then set aside
  2. Heat your skillet to medium and spray with cooking spray and sauté the garlic and shallots for 2 minutes
  3. Season the shrimp and add them into the skillet
  4. Cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes then turn them over before adding the spinach and sage in and cooking another 2-3 minutes
  5. Remove the shrimp and spinach and deglaze the pan with the milk
  6. Reduce the heat to medium/low and whisk in the cornstarch and Parmesan
  7. Simmer for 5 minutes and remove heat
  8. Add the noodles, shrimp, and spinach back into the sauce
  9. Serve!

preparing alfredo sauce in a non-stick pan

preparing to add alfredo sauce to shrimp and spinach in pan

Weight watchers shrimp alfredo finishing in non-stick pan

Weight Watchers Shrimp Alfredo Variations/Substitutions

  • Substitute another vegetable if you don’t like spinach, for example: broccoli, kale, cabbage, mushrooms, etc
  • Make the recipe keto by substituting whole wheat pasta for keto noodles (yes they exist!) or zucchini noodles
  • Make it dairy free by using Plant Based milk and leaving out the Parmesan

FAQ/Tips and Tricks Section for Making Weight Watchers Shrimp Alfredo

  • Use pre-cooked shrimp to make the process faster
  • Add a pinch of salt to the boiling water while cooking the pasta noodles for optimal taste
  • Frozen cooked shrimp is one of my favorite short-cuts to get a healthy, family-friendly meal on the dinner table in less than 20 minutes!

What Is Alfredo Sauce?

 Alfredo is a pasta sauce traditionally made with butter, Parmesan cheese, and cream. This classic cream sauce is used in endless pasta dishes. Also known as “pasta en blanco” aka white sauce, it was first used in a recipe for fettuccine Alfredo around 1966. Spices commonly used include salt, pepper, garlic, parsley, or Italian seasoning. This particular recipe is lightened up for a “skinny” Alfredo pasta dish with shrimp and 5 WW points per serving.

 How many calories is in shrimp alfredo?

 That is a complicated question that depends on a wide variety of factors. Such as how big are the serving sizes? What kind of dairy did you use? What kind of pasta is in it? And how much butter and/or fat is in it. This healthy Weight Watchers shrimp Alfredo pasta, for example, has only 282 calories per serving and 5 points. That’s because we only use the healthiest ingredients and substitutions!

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4

Weight watchers shrimp alfredo finishing in non-stick pan

weight watchers shrimp alfredo with spinach

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 282 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 oz whole wheat pasta
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 lb medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp seasoning blend
  • 1-2 fresh sage leaves
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup diced shallots
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup  Parmesan cheese optional
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

Instructions
 

  • Cook your pasta noodles Al dente then set aside
  • Heat your skillet to medium and spray with cooking spray and sauté the garlic and shallots for 2 minutes
  • Season the shrimp and add them into the skillet
  • Cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes then turn them over before adding the spinach and sage in and cooking another 2-3 minutes
  • Remove the shrimp and spinach and deglaze the pan with the milk
  • Reduce the heat to medium/low and whisk in the cornstarch and Parmesan
  • Simmer for 5 minutes and remove heat
  • Add the noodles, shrimp, and spinach back into the sauce
  • Serve!

Nutrition

Serving: 4equal portionsCalories: 282kcalCarbohydrates: 35.9gProtein: 24.1gFat: 4.5gSaturated Fat: 2.1gCholesterol: 153mgSodium: 270mgPotassium: 491mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 6.4gCalcium: 259mgIron: 4mg
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