Shrimp  Alfredo is my new favourite pasta. Not only do I get to eat one of my favourite pastas, I make the entire family happy with the meal. My kids love plain fettuccine Alfredo (though my son gamely tried the shrimp and said, “no thanks” to another helping) and Mike and I get to satisfy that craving for shrimp that we get sometimes.

Shrimp Alfredo
Shrimp Alfredo

Easy Shrimp Alfredo

I know, I crave shrimp, it’s odd. Sometimes though, I just want some shrimp with some Old Bay seasoning (the blackened one is two thumbs up for seafood! You can’t beat it!) done on the BBQ and then I am good for a while. I’ve even brought Mike over to the dark seafood side, he would never have touched shrimp with a ten-foot pole a few years ago! At least I know where my kids get it from, right?

How to Make Shrimp Alfredo

This is another recipe where you sauté the pasta in a large frying pan. The fettuccine Alfredo I like to make is with butter, whipping cream and Parmesan cheese. You can sprinkle a wee bit of nutmeg on top, but I like it as is! Shrimp Alfredo can seem like such a fancy meal, but it’s anything but! I had this on the table in less than 40 minutes!

  • Cook the noodles until they are al dente, around 5-6 minutes. For dry pasta, follow the package instructions.
  • Combine the butter and minced garlic in a large skillet. Fry the garlic for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add in the whipping cream and then bring to a low simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes or so, reducing the liquid.
  • Add in the Parmesan, tossing until it’s melted in completely. Cook until the sauce reduces to your liking, then add in the cooked, drained fettuccine noodles. Simmer for another 2-3 minutes to warm the pasta and cook it slightly further.
  • When it’s almost done, fry the shrimp quickly in a small frying pan until pink all the way through. Shrimp cook in around 4-5 minutes.
  • To plate, place the a sauce covered noodles on the plate and top with shrimp.

How to Make Alfredo Sauce

The best Alfredo sauce is the simplest.Try my Cream Cheese Alfredo Sauce recipe if you like a tangier Alfredo! You don’t need a bunch of ingredients to make a basic Alfredo sauce, all you need is:

  • ½ cup salted butter
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 ½ cups whipping cream (35%)
  • 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Combine the butter and minced garlic in a large skillet.
  2. Fry the garlic for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add in the whipping cream and then bring to a low simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes or so, reducing the liquid.
  4. Add in the Parmesan, tossing until it’s melted in completely. Cook until the sauce reduces to your liking

Happy cooking!

Karlynn Johnston

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Shrimp Alfredo
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

How to make amazing shrimp alfredo! Pan fried shrimp in a creamy garlic Parmesan sauce is perfection for on top of fettuccine!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: shrimp alfredo
Servings: 6
Calories: 876 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
Ingredients
Seasoned Shrimp
  • 1 lb shrimp, cleaned and deveined
  • 1-2 tsp Old Bay Blackened seasoning
Alfredo Sauce
  • ½ cup salted butter
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 ½ cups whipping cream (35%)
  • 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 500-600 grams of fresh fettucine noodles or dry
Instructions
  1. Cook the noodles in a large pot of salted boiling water until they are al dente, around 5-6 minutes. For dry pasta, follow the package instructions.

  2. Combine the butter and minced garlic in a large skillet. Fry the garlic for 2-3 minutes until fragrant. 

  3. Add in the whipping cream and then bring to a low simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes or so, reducing the liquid.

  4. Add in the Parmesan, tossing until it’s melted in completely. Cook until the sauce reduces to your liking, then add in the cooked, drained fettuccine noodles. Simmer for another 2-3 minutes to warm the pasta and cook it slightly further.

  5. When it’s almost done, sprinkle the shrimp with the seasoning and then fry the shrimp quickly in a small frying pan until pink all the way through. Shrimp cook in around 4-5 minutes.

  6. To plate, place the a sauce covered noodles on the plate and top with shrimp.

Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Alfredo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 876 Calories from Fat 540
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 60g 92%
Saturated Fat 36g 180%
Cholesterol 288mg 96%
Sodium 550mg 23%
Potassium 302mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 63g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 42.2%
Vitamin C 1.7%
Calcium 31.5%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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9 Comments

  1. There are so many takes on pasta and this machine would be a wonderful addition in my household. I would love to try to make soba noodles using buckwheat. It would go fabulously with a good broth.

  2. Oh this looks so delicious. We eat pasta several times a week. My husband hates shrimp too. More for me. I love to make homemade pasta. Machine looks cool.


  3. We are huge linguine and fettuccine lovers – but I would probably try spaghetti first!

  4. Erin Plume Reply

    This looks dangerous! I have never mastered homemade pasta and that makes me very sad.

  5. I would love to try to make spaghetti and fettuccine in various sauces.

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