Fettuccine Alfredo with Prawns & Peas
"This is a quick and easy way to make a delicious version of Fettuccine Alfredo that is not only a family pleaser but also a little lower in calories than the regular Alfredo sauce."Serves 4 | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 15 minutes
Why I Love This Recipe
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You can add more garlic if you prefer it really garlicky and if you are not a fan of prawns, you can substitute chicken or just leave any meat out completely instead. If you do choose to use chicken, just cook it in a separate pan with a little olive oil, salt and pepper and toss with sauce and pasta upon serving.
Ingredients You'll Need
1 package of fresh fettuccine
1/2 cup butter
2 cups prawns cleaned and deveined
1 (8 ounce) package low fat cream cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced fine
2 cups milk, warmed
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
A few twists of fresh ground black pepper
Salt to taste
Cook fettucine according to the package directions, drain then set to the side
Melt butter in a medium, non-stick saucepan over medium heat. Saute prawns and garlic till golden. Take out just the prawns and keep warm on the side.
Add the cream cheese and the milk to the pan. Use a wire whisk to stir and work out the lumps until the sauce is of a smooth consistency.
Stir in Parmesan cheese and the pepper. Taste and add salt. Continue to heat until the sauce is thickened then immediately toss the sauce with the pasta. Top with the prawns and serve.
Pairs Well With
Bobs wine of choice!