Why not elevate your Alfredo with some shrimp, sausage, and pesto Alfredo sauce.
One of my favorite meals is pasta! Of course it is probably not the best meal if dieting, but substituting the whole wheat pasta with zucchini pasta would be equally as great and with way less calorie consumption.
Pasta is a traditional Italian dish that dates back to year 1154 in the beautiful country of Sicily. Pasta is generally a simple dish, but comes served in many ways. The combinations you can make are endless.
"When choosing which type of pasta and sauce to serve together, there is NO general rule."
Just keep in mind that simple sauces like pesto are ideal for long and thin strands of pasta because they lightly coat your pasta while tomato sauce combines well with thicker and chunkier pastas because it allows the sauce to cling better onto the holes and cuts of short, tubular, and twisted pastas.
Pasta: Racconto Whole Wheat Pasta
Tomatoes: Pastene Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Hot Sauce: Mattock's West Indian Hot Sauce
Pasta Sauce: Sonoma Gourmet Kale Pesto Sauce
Oil: Rosemary Infused Oil
Shrimp and Sausage of your choice
Mozzarella cheese or whatever you prefer
1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Put aside about 1 cup of pasta water and then drain the rest.
2. In a large skillet over medium heat, add 1tbsp of infused rosemary oil to cook your sausage and shrimp (use whatever seasonings to your liking, but be sure to add the mattock hot sauce if you like spicy. If you do decided to use it, you will only need 1/2 a teaspoon. A little goes a long way.
3. Once your shrimp and sausage are cooked, add your sun-dried tomatoes, followed by your cream ( anywhere from 3/4 cup to 1 cup), kale pesto sauce (2 tbsp) and shredded cheese of choice (1/2 cup of mozzarella & 1/2 cup of cheddar is what I used). Mix together and let sauce simmer 4 to 5 minutes to thicken slightly.
4. Add cooked pasta and toss until coated in sauce. If the sauce is too thick, add some of the pasta water you saved (a little at a time) to thin it out to you liking.
5. Once everything is nicely combined, garnish with chopped parsley (1-2 tbsp) and serve!
The one thing about Alfredo is that you must eat it immediately