Creamy Shrimp and Broccoli Fettucini


Serving Size:
1-1/4 cups

    Diet Types:
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis


  • 4 ounces fettuccine, uncooked
  • 1-3/4 cup broccoli florets
  • 3/4 pound frozen medium shrimp
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 10 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground peppercorns
  • 1/4 cup half & half creamer
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper


  1. Cook pasta according to directions, omitting salt. 
  2. Add broccoli during last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain. Keep warm.
  3. Over medium heat, cook and stir shrimp and garlic 2 to 3 minutes in a large nonstick skillet until shrimp are heated through.
  4. Add cream cheese, garlic powder, lemon juice, ground peppercorns and half & half. Cook and stir 2 minutes.
  5. Toss pasta and shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with bell pepper.

Helpful hints

  • Instead of shrimp, you can substitute 3/4 pound of fresh, boneless chicken strips, cooked 6 minutes.
  • Use low-fat cream cheese to reduce fat to 15 grams, however sodium increases to 466 mg per serving.
  • Look for half & half or nondairy creamer without phosphate additives.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 468

Protein 27 g

Carbohydrates 28 g

Fat 28 g

Cholesterol 213 mg

Sodium 374 mg

Potassium 469 mg

Phosphorus 335 mg

Calcium 157 mg

Fiber 2.6 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 1-1/2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1/2 dairy
  • 2 fat


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