Variety is the spice of life, so spice things up with Shrimp-Chipotle Alfredo. Shrimp-Chipotle Alfredo is a new way to enjoy one of your favorite dishes.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
1 lb. fettuccine, uncooked
6 Tbsp. butter or margarine, divided
1-1/2 lb. uncooked large shrimp, peeled, deveined
6 oz. (3/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
1 cup milk
3/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 Tbsp. canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
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Let's Make It
Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
Meanwhile, melt 2 Tbsp. butter in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook and stir 3 min. or until shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp from skillet; cover to keep warm.
Add remaining ingredients, including remaining butter, to skillet; cook on low heat 5 min. or until cream cheese is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring constantly with whisk. Stir in shrimp.
Drain pasta; place in large bowl. Add shrimp mixture; mix lightly.
Serve this flavorful main dish along with a mixed green salad for a tasty weekday meal.
The chipotle pepper is actually a jalapeño pepper that has been dried and smoked. Chipotles can be found dried, pickled and canned in adobo sauce. For all-family appeal, try adding small amounts of the chopped chipotle peppers to the Alfredo sauce since chipotle peppers can be rather spicy.
For a stronger or milder flavor, use more or less chipotle peppers to taste.
How to Purchase and Store Raw Shrimp
Fresh shrimp should be firm, moist and translucent and should smell like the sea. Avoid those with black spots and any trace of ammonia odor. They can vary in color from grayish-green to pinkish-tan to light pink. Place in a bowl (if wrapped in plastic, punch a few holes in the plastic) and store in the coldest part of the refrigerator up to 1 day.
The size of a shrimp is indicated by the count or number of shrimp per pound. The smaller the number, the larger the shrimp. Shrimp size terminology varies from place to place, so the count is the most accurate way to call for shrimp in a recipe. A basic guideline is: 11 to 15 is jumbo; 16 to 20 is extra large; 21 to 30 is large; 31 to 35 is medium and 36 to 45 is small.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g
Saturated Fat 12g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 44g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.