Scott & Jon’s Shrimp Alfredo with Penne Review

Scott & Jon's Shrimp Alfredo with Penne

We’ve complained in the past that we just don’t eat enough shrimp. While you can certainly find exceptions if you look hard enough, we actually don’t find all that many frozen dinners that are based around shrimp.

Scott & Jon’s is changing that. In fact, this frozen food brand has rolled out a whole heap of options for shrimp enthusiasts who want to keep their calories down. We bring all of this up because today we’re checking out the Scott & Jon’s Shrimp Alfredo with Penne.

Cooking this is as simple as any frozen meal from a competitor like Lean Cuisine. Slit open the wrap, then toss your meal in the microwave for three and a half minutes. Then, just give it a quick stir and let it cool for about a minute. It’s fast and simple, though we have to admit that this smells really, really fishy as it cooks. If you’re in a work lunch area, your coworkers might have feelings about you cooking this there.

Scott & Jon's Shrimp Alfredo with Penne

As you can see if you look closely at the image above, this ends up looking a bit blotchy. The sauce has a really weird consistency, where it’s super watery with little white chunks in it. It’s not a great look. The flavor, however, is pretty alright. We think more sauce (or a creamier version of this sauce) would have really been a treat here. As is, what sauce we’re left with feels a little bit like a missed opportunity.

The main event, however, is the shrimp, and this stuff is fantastic. Seriously, this is probably the best shrimp we’ve had in a microwavable meal (though it still doesn’t compare to oven-cooked options like the Trader Joe’s Tempura Shrimp). The texture is absolutely perfect, and the flavor is subtle and buttery (which is a great way for shrimp to taste).

There are also penne noodles, of course, and those aren’t extraordinary, though we have no complaints The broccoli has a lovely crunch and a fresh taste, so that’s a nice little bonus.

As we mentioned earlier, this is a low-calorie meal, with just 290 calories. What we didn’t mention is that the sodium level is also lower than average for a frozen meal, clocking in at 520 mg. This is a meal that dieters won’t have to shy away from.

The Scott & Jon’s Shrimp Alfredo with Penne is an above-average frozen meal with great-tasting shrimp but an oddly textured sauce. The imperfections with the sauce might be a side effect of the low calorie count, but we really do think that a creamier sauce would have made this a killer dish. As is, it’s still a pretty good one.

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Scott & Jon's Shrimp Alfredo with Penne
Scott & Jon's Shrimp Alfredo with Penne