Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo
* 9 ounce uncooked fresh fettuccine
* 1 tablespoon butter
* 1 item small onion, diced
* 1 teaspoon minced garlic
* 1 cup red bell pepper strips
* 1 cup sliced mushrooms
* 1/4 cup no-fat chicken broth or white wine
* 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
* 3/4 cup peeled, deveined shrimp
* 10 ounce package light alfredo sauce (we used Buitoni)
Cook pasta in salted water according to package directions. Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, bell pepper and mushrooms. Cook about 3 minutes. Add broth or wine, pepper and shrimp. Cook and stir until shrimp are pink and opaque, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in alfredo sauce until blended. Add pasta; stir gently to mix and coat. Transfer to large shallow bowl, platter or plates. Sprinkle with fresh herb.
Optional garnish: chopped flat-leaf parsley.
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