Lean Cuisine Shrimp Alfredo Bowl (20% More) Review

Lean Cuisine Shrimp Alfredo

We’re a bunch of Lean Cuisine-eating machines here at Freezer Meal Frenzy! We’ve reviewed hundreds of Lean Cuisine frozen meals at this point, and since the brand is constantly expanding and rearranging its offerings, they alsways keep us on our toes.

Case in point, the Lean Cuisine Shrimp Alfredo Bowl is a new take on an old item (an item that we reviewed in the past, in fact). This used to be part of the Comfort line, but it’s been moved to the new Bowls line. The size was expanded as well; Lean Cuisine claims to have increased the size of this frozen meal by 20%.

Because we love both shrimp and alfredo, and because we really enjoyed the Comfort version, we’re excited to be revisiting this frozen meal.

This is easy to heat, which you would expect from any Lean Cuisine microwavable meal. Simply pop it into the microwave for three minutes, give it a quick stir, and pop it back in for two more. That’s all there is to it. (If you want to read the full cooking instructions straight from the back of the box, check out the package scans at the bottom of this review.)

Lean Cuisine Shrimp Alfredo

One big change we noticed right away is that the peas are gone, replaced with red bell peppers. This is a great change, as bell peppers are a much better veggie to pair with shrimp than peas ever will be (sorry, peas, but you know it’s true!) There actually wasn’t a ton of red peppers in our dish, and what’s there wasn’t amazing, but we do appreciate the effort here. The broccoli is as good as ever, though.

The sauce is runnier than we remember it being. It’s pretty watery, but it does still taste pretty good. It’s certainly not a rich sauce, but it complements the rest of the dish quite well. It has just a bit of a garlic aftertaste to it, which we found to be appealing.

Our favorite part of the previous version of this meal was the the shrimp, and that’s true here too. The meal’s size increase does make room for more shrimp, and we counted eight pieces this time (compared to six in the previous version we tried).

With a bigger serving size comes more calories, of course. In fact, there’s more than a 20% increase in calories (from 200 to 320), so that shows how much the formula has changed since the Comfort days. The Sodium has gone up by about what we’d expect for the size increase, from 650 mg to 830 mg.

The Lean Cuisine Shrimp Alfredo Bowl improves on the previous version in a few small ways. Mostly it’s the bigger size, but the veggie swap is also appreciated. While we wish the sauce were a little thicker, we still found a lot to like in this alfredo bowl.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for this Lean Cuisine bowl, check out our package scans below.

Lean Cuisine Shrimp Alfredo
Lean Cuisine Shrimp Alfredo
Lean Cuisine Shrimp Alfredo