One of the hardest things for me when I started a low carb diet was cutting out pasta. I’m Asian, you’d think the rice would be the hard part lol. Alfredo, pesto, penne ala Vodka, mac and cheese etc. any kind of pasta I would devour so I had to do a little improvising. One of my favorite low carb pasta dish to make is a creamy creamcheese alfredo pasta. I like to have some spice to anything i eat so I added Cajun seasoning to this dish.
This recipe makes two servings so make sure not to go over as you still need to watch your calorie intake. But this recipe is full of fats that 1 serving will be good enough to keep you full! 2 servings of this will be 910 calories!
What you need:
1 bag of Tofu Shirataki fettuccine
4 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese (Original) full fat
1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream
6 pieces of jumbo shrimp
1 Louisiana hot link
1 garlic clove (minced)
1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
This pasta substitute is heaven sent and satisfies my pasta cravings! The only thing I hate about shirataki noodles is the smell. God it smells awful. To get rid of that fishy smell, you have to rinse this thoroughly and let it boil for at least 2 minutes.
While you do that, it’s time to make the sauce.
Put 4 oz of cream cheese in the pot and add 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream on very low heat on the stove. Stir until completely melted. Add all the seasonings and add more if necessary to your taste buds. Slice up the hot links and put in to the pot and let it simmer. Add a little bit of water or more heavy cream if you don’t like it TOO creamy.
On another pot sauté the shrimp with extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil in garlic, add some paprika, Cajun seasoning, garlic salt and a dash of pepper. Slice shrimps into little pieces.
Once the sauce is ready, put the noodles into the sauce pan and stir in low heat and there ya go! If you want to be a little fancy, you can add some parsley as a garnish too to make it a little bit prettier lmao