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Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

This Shrimp Alfredo Pasta is so deliciously rich. Made with garlic, cream, and Parmesan, you'll love this homemade Italian favorite.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword alfredo pasta, shrimp alfredo
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 378kcal
Author Dina from SimplyHomeCooked.com


  • 1 lb Shrimp peeled and deveined with tail on
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 quart heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb fettuccini pasta


Cook the shrimp

  • Season the raw shrimp with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Then add the olive oil in a large skillet and bring it to medium-high heat. Cook the shrimp on both sides for a total of 7-8 minutes on til the shrimp and pink and opaque.
  • Remove the shrimp from the pan and set them aside for later.

Make the sauce

  • In the same pan add the unsalted butter and minced garlic. Let the garlic cook over medium heat for about 1 minute.
  • Then pour in the heavy cream and bring the heat to medium-high. Let the heavy cream come to a simmer then remove it from the heat and add the Parmesan cheese.
  • Stir the Parmesan cheese thoroughly then add the cooked pasta and shrimp. Season with more salt as needed. Then garnish with chopped parsley for extra flavor. 


FAQs answered in the post above:
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Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 666mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 197IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 236mg | Iron: 2mg