Creamy Shrimp Alfredo

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This easy Creamy Shrimp Alfredo recipe is one of my favorite 15 minute meals. It is so rich, creamy and delicious.

A pan of Creamy Shrimp Alfredo

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Creamy Shrimp Alfredo is the perfect dinner for a special date night or Sunday family dinner. It is so cheesy and full of flavor. Then you top it off with succulent, tender shrimp and you have a decadent meal in minutes.

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What We Love About This Recipe

Fettuccine alfredo is one of those recipes that’s great on its own but when you add a protein like shrimp or chicken, it takes it up a notch.  This easy 15-minute recipe comes together quickly and is incredibly creamy and rich.  Plus, I’m going to show you how to lighten it up with half of the fat and calories of traditional alfredo. Find out the origins of this restaurant favorite.

  • 15 Minute Meal: Need dinner on the table quick, then this shrimp dinner is for you.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge and is so delicious.
  • Date Night: This pasta alfredo is an excellent date night meal or special occasion meal.

For another easy shrimp dinner, give this Shrimp Linguine a try. It’s quick, easy and delicious!

A white plate of shrimp alfredo.

Ingredient Notes

  • Shrimp: Save time and buy the cleaned and deveined version.
  • All Purpose Seasoning: Use your favorite blend or make the version in the link. It is the perfect version of salt, pepper, garlic powder, etc..
  • Alfredo Sauce: This easy sauce has heavy cream, parmesan cheese and creamy butter.
  • Fettuccine Pasta: Cooked
  • Garlic Cloves: Two minced. Add more or less as you prefer.
Shrimp for the dish.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Pasta- Ziti or penne pasta work in this pasta recipe too.
  • Alfredo Sauce – Jar sauce is fine too but once you see how easy it is to make you will want to make it from scratch.

How to Make this Shrimp Pasta Recipe

These are the basic steps for making Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Preparing the shrimp.

STEP 1: PREPARE SHRIMP

Whether you’re using frozen shrimp that have been thawed or fresh shrimp, peel the shrimp and pat them dry to remove any excess surface moisture. Meanwhile, set large pot of water on to boil.

STEP 2: SEASON AND COOK

Then season shrimp with All Purpose Seasoning. Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add minced garlic to the pan. Place seafood in a single layer and cook for 2-3 minutes per side. 

STEP 3: SAUCE

Next, turn heat down to low. Pour your alfredo sauce into the skillet. Simmer while the pasta cooks.

Cooking the shrimp.

STEP 4: Fettuccine Noodles

Boil pasta in a large pot of water and cook according to package instructions. Drain the al dente pasta when it’s done cooking.

STEP 5: COMBINE

Finally, add cooked pasta to the skillet and toss to coat. 

Finishing the sauce and combining the meal.

Prep and Storage Tips for Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This creamy shrimp pasta is so easy and simple to make. However, to save time you cam prepare the alfredo sauce and pre cook the pasta if you can.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the leftovers in an airtight container for up to a week.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze in a freezer bag or airtight container for up to three months

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Reheat in the oven, in the microwave or on the stove top. Add a splash of milk into the dish to loosen it up.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS CREAMY ALFREDO SAUCE WITH SHRIMP HEALTHIER?

Try using low fat cheeses and dairy. Also, you a cauliflower or protein pasta. Use a gluten free pasta too.

CAN I BAKE THIS CREAMY SHRIMP ALFREDO?

Of course, you can place the shrimp alfredo in an oven safe dish and melt some mozzarella cheese on top.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, you can adjust the recipe card below to make the amount that you need to feed your family. make half for a couple or double for a large family.

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A side view of the Italian dish.

Expert Tips for Making This Garlicky Shrimp Alfredo Recipe

  • Don’t Overcook For tender shrimp, be careful not to overcook.
  • Garnish: Sprinkle pasta dishes with fresh parsley or more parmesan cheese.
  • Season: Season with spices or Cajun seasoning.
  • Thin: If the sauce is too thick, thin with some of the pasta water or a little seafood or chicken broth.
  • Alternate ingredient: Vegetables, stir in broccoli, spinach, asparagus or cherry tomatoes to the shrimp linguine alfredo.
  • Alternate Seafood: Make a seafood alfredo by adding scallops, crab meat or clams to this comfort food.

What to Serve with Creamy Shrimp Alfredo

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Creamy Shrimp Alfredo Recipe

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 6 minutes
Cook: 9 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
This easy Creamy Shrimp Alfredo recipe is one of my favorite 15 minute meals.  The best part is, it’s a lighter version using one of this classic dish. 
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp, cleaned and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons All Purpose Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 cups Alfredo Sauce
  • 16 ounces Fettuccine, cooked

Instructions

  • Pat shrimp dry and season both sides with House Seasoning blend.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add garlic and shrimp.
  • Cook shrimp for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  • Add Alfredo Sauce.
  • Add cooked pasta to the skillet.
  • Toss until pasta is completely coated.
  • Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

    • Don’t Overcook For tender shrimp, be careful not to overcook.
    • Garnish: Sprinkle pasta dishes with fresh parsley or more parmesan cheese.
    • Season: Season with spices or Cajun seasoning.
    • Thin: If the sauce is too thick, thin with some of the pasta water or a little seafood or chicken broth.
    • Alternate ingredient: Vegetables, stir in broccoli, spinach, asparagus or cherry tomatoes.
    • Alternate Seafood: Make a seafood alfredo by adding scallops, crab meat or clams to this comfort food.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 572mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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