Creamy Seafood (Alfredo) Linguini (Easy Lighter Version)…

Seafood Linguini- lite version that taste like a thick and rich cream sauce but healthier {The Creativity Exchange)

 

Happy Friday friends!! This has been one long week and I decided to take a break from my office revamp to share one of my favorite recipes with you.

Seafood Linguini or any kind of Alfredo is my weakness. It’s probably the worst thing (calorie wise) to order on the menu, but I can’t help myself.  Whenever I see it on a menu, I gotta have it!

For years now, I have been making a much, much lighter version of seafood linguini or pasta Alfredo that tastes just as rich and creamy as the high calorie restaurant pasta but it doesn’t have heavy cream and a pound of butter. The best part, this recipe just takes a few minutes to whip up and you can tweak this recipe for any kind of creamy pasta dish like chicken pasta.

The trick to my rich creamy alfredo sauce without all the heavy cream, butter and bad stuff is this:

Knorr's Alfredo Sauce Packet.  Trick to make creamy pasta sauces without the fat! {The Creativity Exchange}

 

I know it sounds crazy but these little Knorr alfredo mix packets are like serious magic when it comes to making lighter versions of cream sauces! You will not believe how amazing they taste! Just like restaurant alfredo sauces.  All you need to do is mix the sauce with low or no fat milk and the sauce still thickens up and tastes like its made with heavy cream and lots of butter!

You can pick up Knorr’s sauce packets in any grocery store in the sauce packet section. (By the way, I love the Knorr’s Parma Rosa sauce packet too with penne pasta and chicken)..

Ok, so here’s my recipe for creamy seafood linguini but keep in mind that you can add or remove anything to make any kind of Alfredo. Sometimes I just use the shrimp in the recipe and other times I use several different types of seafood.  Instead of seafood, I use chicken a lot as well tossed with vegetables for my lighter primavera pasta. So let’s jump right in!

Seafood Alfredo Linguini

Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 Cup Diced Onions
1 12 oz. Package of Linguini Cooked Al Dente
1 Package of Knorr Alfredo Sauce Mix
1/2 Cup Margarine
1 1/2 Cup Low Fat or Fat Free Milk
1 Cup Shredded Parmesan
1 Cup Sliced Mushrooms
1 4 oz Can Of Clams (drained well)
8-10 Medium Size Shrimp (uncooked)
1 Cup Scallops (optional)
1/3 Cup White Wine
1 Tablespoon of Dill
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
1 teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Cracked Pepper

Melt margarine in large saute pan on medium heat. Once butter has melted, saute onions and mushrooms. Once the onions and mushrooms are tender, add the clams, shrimp, scallops and fresh garlic and saute for about a minute. Immediately add the white wine and turn up the heat to boil for two minutes.

While the white wine is boiling, mix together in a bowl the milk and the Knorr sauce mix (use a whisk) to make sure its blended well. Next, reduce heat to medium and slowly pour in the alfredo sauce mix into the pan and stir continuously and the sauce will begin to thicken in 3-4 minutes. Add the rest of the seasonings. As the sauce begins to thicken, add the parmesan and stir continuously.

Once the sauce has started to thicken, remove from heat and the sauce will thicken even more. Toss in cooked linguini and serve immediately.

Light Version of Seafood Linguini that tastes just like it's made with heavy cream and butter! {The Creativity Exchange}

 

I can’t wait for you guys to try this recipe!

Ok, back to my office revamp I go. If you happened to miss my update of the project and my video tour of the space on Wednesday, you can go to that post by clicking the image below:

Office-Craft Room Revamp {The Creativity Exchange}

 

 

I hope you guys have a fantastic weekend!!

Cheers!

Cyndy

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11 Responses to Creamy Seafood (Alfredo) Linguini (Easy Lighter Version)…

  1. Brenda says:

    Is the dill fresh or dried?

    • Cyndy says:

      Either works great! I prefer fresh but if I can’t get it, I use a little extra dry. FYI, if you roll dried herbs in your palms (kind of smashing them) before putting in a dish, it helps unlock flavors!

  2. Julie Zeagler says:

    This sounds fabulous! Love Knorrs!

  3. Mary Ruth says:

    WE LOVE KNORRS mixes too:
    Some of the packages have msg listed in ingredients, so we space apart any meal we use the mixes for. Leek soup, Garlic and Herbs and Au Jus gravy are our favorites to have on hand for a quick meal when we are busy with projects. Cream of spinach soup with a package of chopped spinach (buy a good brand so you won’t feel like you are eating soft sticks) and cook chicken breasts on top in the oven in a casserole dish and you have a great dinner.

    And with Vadalia onions available this time of year, caramelize some chopped onions to add to your dish. I simmer, then add one cup of white wine and let it evaporate, makes a great sweet sauce, add to any dish or soup.

  4. Thanks for the tip! I am always leery of packets….never know if they are good or not…so thanks! The additional ingredients sounds amazing in this recipe. Will be picking up several packets to have on hands. I always made my sauce with heavy cream and butter and always feels to guilty afterwards….wellllll, no more guilt…well….not as much! Love your site BTW. Am a follower!!
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  5. Diane says:

    Would chicken broth work in place of the white wine?

  6. lynette whitaker says:

    sounds good but would like to see the nutritional values. thanks

  7. I love this recipe! I would love it if you would come and link this up at my link party
    Dandelion Wishes Wednesday. I’m also pinning this :)
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  8. ann kerr says:

    Please tell me how I could do this ahead of time. I have trouble
    cooking when company is there. Thanks! Ann

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