Creamy Seafood & Broccoli Alfredo

Creamy Seafood & Broccoli Alfredo

Creamy Seafood & Broccoli Alfredo!!! Yummmo!!!  You know, it’s been quite awhile since my husband and I have had children at home.  Having to worry about what I was going to feed the family when I got home from work was one of the many things that influenced me and lead me to where I am today.   Creamy Seafood & Broccoli Alfredo is a quick and delicious choice for a busy weeknight that will satisfy your hungry family and is easy to whip together and put on the table!  I love blogging about food and sharing yummy recipes that are easy to put together and don’t use a lot of unusual ingredients.  This week’s recipe certainly fits the bill!Back In ‘the day’…

When the kids were little, I’d review the weekly sales ads and then come up with a menu for the week that was based on items I already had on hand and those items on sale that week.  This would help me determine the weekly grocery list too and the weekly menu would be posted for everyone to see.

Since it’s that time of year again, and kiddos across the nation are back to school and hard at work learning and growing, I wanted to share that little bit of time saving advise that helped me so much!

Happy learning!  Happy cooking! 🙂

This week’s recipe, Creamy Seafood & Broccoli Alfredo, is so creamy and yummy!  And so, if you have ever been intimidated by the thought of cooking a delicious dish with Alfredo in it’s name, this is the recipe that will chase those doubts away for good!  Easy, quick, creamy, delicious!

Creamy Seafood & Broccoli Alfredo

In order to begin creating this yummy deliciousness, caramelize the diced onion in butter!  Because….isn’t everything better when you use butter?

Creamy Seafood & Broccoli Alfredo Then add the minced garlic and melt the remaining butter and the cream cheese over medium heat….

Creamy Seafood & Broccoli Alfredo

Make sure you stir/whisk constantly to combine well and in order to prevent sticking.  Then add the Parmesan cheese and milk….mmmmmmhmmm!!!!  PS….for a creamier, richer sauce, you can substitute half & half for the milk.

Creamy Seafood & Broccoli Alfredo

And make sure your shrimp is fully cooked, de-veined with tails removed.  To chop the imitation crab meat, I use a pastry blender instead of a food processor!  It’s easy and keeps the great texture of the crab meat!

Creamy Seafood & Broccoli Alfredo

And then fold in the shrimp and crab meat so that all that yummy seafood is coated with the deliciousness of the creamy Alfredo sauce!

Creamy Seafood & Broccoli Alfredo

Cook the pasta and broccoli (see recipe), then drain…..

Creamy Seafood & Broccoli Alfredo

After adding together, stir pasta and broccoli mixture with creamy seafood Alfredo mixture and ENJOY!!!!!  I topped this serving with more Parmesan cheese and a little bit of parsley!  SOOOOO YUMMMY!!!!

In conclusion, I hope you all enjoy!  I’d love to get your feedback!  So, please feel free to leave your comments about this week’s recipe!  Have a great week!

Creamy Seafood & Broccoli Alfredo

Yields 6-8

Creamy, quick & delicious!

20 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

16 oz. elbow macaroni (or other pasta)
16 oz. frozen broccoli flowerets
½ c. salted butter
8 oz. cream cheese, cut into small chunks
1 medium onion, finely diced
2 t. minced garlic
16 oz. shrimp, cooked, peeled and deveined
16 oz. imitation crab meat, roughly chopped
8 oz. Parmesan cheese
2 – 2 ½ c. milk (or half & half for richer sauce)

Instructions

  1. In a large Dutch oven or stock pot, bring water, 1 t. vegetable oil and ¼ t. salt to a rolling boil. Add pasta, stirring occasionally, and allow to cook for 10 minutes.
  2. Continue to stir and add the frozen broccoli to the boiling pasta. Continue to cook for 3-5 minutes or until pasta and broccoli are tender. Drain pasta and broccoli, then return to the Dutch oven to keep warm; set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter and when melted, add the onion and sauté until tender and just starting to caramelize.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and stir in the garlic and add the cream cheese and remaining butter. Using a whisk, stir constantly while the butter and cream cheese melt; then add approximately 1 cup of the milk. Whisk and cook until mixture is combined well and begins to thicken. Continue to whisk and add additional 1 cup of milk and approximately half of the Parmesan cheese. Continue to cook until mixture begins to thicken, and then add remaining Parmesan cheese. Continue to whisk to incorporate cheese. If mixture begins to thicken too much, add the additional ½ c milk.
  5. Once cheese is incorporated, add the shrimp and the crab meat. Stir to combine and continue to cook over medium heat until seafood is hot.
  6. Stir the pasta and broccoli mixture in the Dutch oven to loosen from pan, then add the seafood mixture to the pasta. Stir and fold gently to incorporate. Serve immediately. Top with Parmesan cheese and parsley, if desired.
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