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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

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

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Total Time
45 minutes
Course
Main Course
Cuisine
Italian
Servings
6
Calories
876
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 Information

Calories: 876kcal, Carbohydrates: 63g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 60g, Saturated Fat: 36g, Cholesterol: 288mg, Sodium: 550mg, Potassium: 302mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 2110IU, Vitamin C: 1.4mg, Calcium: 315mg, Iron: 2mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian Prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Harry V says

    as a life long seafood catcher, cooker, and devourer I have a minor comment.
    Firstly, any shrimp lessshrimp than 30-36 count will not be as sweet or tender as smaller. Secondly, consider cooking shrimp less than 4-5 minutes. I would also suggest you cook small or medium shrimp for two minutes, then add to the sauce for a minute i=or two. They will finifh cooking within a minute or two and will remain hotter than if placed on top of the sauce. This also works well with shrimp and grits. You can also use scallops slightly under cooked. Best with bay scallops but if using sea scallops cut into smaller pieces. Little neck clams work well also but steam until opened. Remove from shell and leave in steaming liquid until you add to the final product

    • Mr. Kitchen Magpie says

      Great tips! So you prefer smaller shrimp for taste? I’m always going for bigger shrimp.

  2. EmmiJade says

    Seafood alfredo is one of my favorite foods! I just picked up some whole wheat linguini last week and was considering what to do with it…I may try your lovely alfredo sauce recipe. I love shrimp in alfredo, but the thing that always makes it The Best is scallops. Shrimp and scallop alfredo is literally my favorite food on the planet, haha!

  3. Omid says

    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.

  4. Terry says

    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.

  5. Lee-Ann says

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

  6. Maritess says

    I would like to try doing a gluten-free spaghetti pasta.

  7. Erin Plume says

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

  8. Julie Culshaw says

    I love fresh pasta and would love to try making my own.

  9. Jackie M says

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

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