I’m typically a pretty humble person… but this Creamy Cheesy Garlic Shrimp Pasta recipe right here, this one here, is the BOMB.com! (Do cool kids still say that?) I may or may not have strutted my all of the sudden large belly around the house like Miss. Universe after making this dish. The sauce is… oh you just have to make it. It’s dreamy-creamy.
I swore off pasta dishes a long time ago when I started my ‘Fitness Journey‘. Pasta has always been my weakness. In college, my biggest guilty pleasure was Knorr Pasta Sides. I would make at least one package a day and eat the whole thing in one setting, with two tablespoons of butter and all. I imagine my protein intake was rather low in comparison to the number of carbs I was consuming.
In over 2 years I have probably only ate two or three meals where the main component was pasta because I had this silly delusion that it would destroy all of my hard work. Well, here I am 21 weeks pregnant, and I want some freaking pasta, and by God, I’m going to have some. And you know what, I don’t feel like a crackhead.
It’s very freeing to give up the idea of perfection. I’m by no means the perfect role model for heath and fitness. I was scared of pasta, but never brownies or cookies. There’s zero logic in that, but it just shows how many misconceptions there are floating around.
I did add a healthy touch by using whole wheat pasta, as I do try to opt for healthier options when possible. Other than that though, this is one big pot of rich, creamy, delicious heaven with no cares about calories or fat content.
This cheesy garlic shrimp pasta recipe is super quick if you cook everything consecutively. I started by boiling my pasta and defrosting my shrimp in a bowl of warm water. While the water was heating up, I browned my garlic and green onions in a pan with butter.
From there it was just a matter of adding a little flour, milk, some seasoning, cream cheese, and mozzarella to the butter and garlic pan, followed by a lot of whisking. After the sauce started to boil, I turned down the heat and dumped in the pasta and shrimp.
Creamy Cheesy Garlic Shrimp Pasta Recipe
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