This Kid-friendly Alfredo linguine with red pepper and popcorn shrimp recipe is a sponsored post on behalf of Gorton’s Seafood.
My kids are picky eaters. I can’t say that I blame them. I was as a child and so was my husband. It seems that one of the big debates in parenting groups is whether or not a child should be forced to eat food he or she doesn’t like. Personally, I’d rather just fix healthy food I know my kids will like. Sometimes this means I’m creating my own recipes or incorporating products in new and different ways to get them to eat a balanced meal, but if it works, it’s a win in my book!
Do you know that USDA dietary guidelines recommend that you get 2 servings of seafood each week? Are you getting that? For our family, I’ve found that it’s easy to meet that recommendation, thanks to Gorton’s Seafood line of classic favorites. Gorton’s Crunchy Breaded Fish Stick are a lunch staple in this house (just like they were when I was growing up) and we aim for one seafood dinner a week. For my picky kids, my Alfredo linguine with red peppers and Gorton’s Popcorn Shrimp is one of the favorites, so I wanted to share my recipe with you today.
Alfredo Linguine with Red Peppers and Popcorn Shrimp
- Gorton’s Popcorn Shrimp
- 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
- 8 ounces of cream cheese (1 standard size package)
- 3 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 cups of whole milk
- 6 ounces of grated Parmesan cheese
- black pepper to taste (start with 1/8 teaspoon and add more if needed)
- red bell pepper
- linguine noodles
- Cook Gorton’s Popcorn Shrimp according to package directions.
- Slice red bell pepper into thin strips
- Prepare linguine according to package directions, adding red bell pepper strips to the boiling water for the last 5 minutes.
- Prepare the Alfredo sauce while the Gorton’s Popcorn Shrimp and linguine are cooking.
- First melt the butter on medium heat.
- Add in cream cheese and garlic, stirring together with wisk until smooth.
- Slowly add in milk 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition
- Add Parmesan cheese and pepper and stir until desired thickness.
- Sauce will thicken as it cooks, to thin it, just add more milk.
This recipe is so simple to make and absolutely delicious. Our whole family enjoys it, and I love that it not only incorporates seafood, but also an added veggie too! If your kids have turned their noses up at seafood in the past, give this recipe a try. It’s sure to be a hit!