Shrimp Fajita Pasta

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Rated 4.5 based on 5 customer reviews


Mealthy Tip

When making the roux, watch the butter and flour carefully until it reaches a golden brown hue. As you add the milk, the roux will absorb the liquid quickly. That's ok! As you slowly whisk and stir in the remaining milk, it will start to form a beautiful sauce!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 962 calories; 48g fat; 74.9g carbohydrates; 58g protein; 305mg cholesterol; 1608mg sodium.

Full nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 962 Calories from Fat429
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48g 73%
Saturated Fat26g 128%
Trans Fat0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat3.5g
Monounsaturated Fat13.8g
Cholesterol 305mg 102%
Sodium 1608mg 67%
Total Carbohydrate 74.9g 25%
Dietary Fiber3g 10%
Protein 58g
Vitamin A65% Vitamin C133%
Calcium101% Iron14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


4.5out of 5 Stars

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Tarragon Boi says:

This was so good! Really creamy, spicy and delicious. I never thought of putting fajita flavors in anything other than fajitas. I'm going to try this again, with chicken!

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Tal Levitas says:

This pasta is a little heavy, but boy is it delicious. I've made it twice, but the second time I didn't cook the pasta in milk and a used cotija cheese as a topping. The second time I made this I finished the fajitas with an ounce of silver tequila (until it burned off) and topped that mixture with a third of a cup of pasta water and the reserved juices from the shrimp that I'd previously cooked. It was a much lighter version of this recipe and still tasted great. That said, nothing beats the creamy cheesiness of this recipe as written.

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Marlea Kent says:

I made this and found it very easy and a fun different take on fajitas! I think it would be very yummy with shredded chicken!

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Darla Stokes says:

I reduced the spices a little because the only Monterey Jack cheese I could find was pepper jack. I shouldn't have worried. This was delicious, but way more than 4 servings.

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Celia Velez says:

Hi I did it and was very interesting the flavor I get, Actually i put a little lemon juice on it and my family love it Thank you.