Shrimp alfredo in a skillet, topped with chopped parsley.
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Shrimp Alfredo

This shrimp alfredo pasta is made with fettuccine in a creamy parmesan sauce, topped with sauteed garlic shrimp. An easy dinner that tastes like it came from a fancy restaurant!
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Keyword shrimp alfredo, shrimp fettuccine alfredo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 689kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces fettuccine pasta
  • 5 tablespoons butter divided use
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to tastee
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined, tails removed if desired
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta in salted water according to package directions.
  • Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over medium low heat. 
  • Add the cream and simmer for 4-5 minutes or until just thickened - do not boil.
  • Whisk in the parmesan cheese, stirring continuously, until cheese has melted. 
  • Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a large pan over medium high heat. 
  • Add the shrimp to the pan and season with salt and pepper. 
  • Cook the shrimp for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are pink and opaque.
  • Add the garlic to the pan and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
  • Drain the pasta and toss with the alfredo sauce. Arrange the shrimp on top and sprinkle with parsley, then serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 689kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 477mg | Sodium: 743mg | Potassium: 325mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1505IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 454mg | Iron: 3.9mg