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Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

Shrimp Alfredo is fettuccini and perfectly cooked shrimp tossed in a rich and creamy alfredo sauce made from scratch. It is a quick and easy seafood pasta that anyone can make!
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pasta recipe, seafood pasta, shrimp recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 5234kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


  • 1 pound Fettuccine pasta
  • 6 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 pound Shrimp large, shelled and deveined, tails removed
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 2 cups Parmesan grated
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan. Add garlic to the pan and cook for 1 minute, then add shrimp to the pan and cook for about 2 minutes on each side, or until the shrimp is fully pink. When shrimp is done set it to the side.
  • Add remaining 4 tablespoons of butter to the pan along with the heavy cream. Bring to a simmer. Add the Parmesan and nutmeg and continue to cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring constantly. Salt and Pepper to taste.
  • While the sauce is simmering cook your pasta according to the package instructions. When the pasta is done set 1 cup of pasta water aside before draining the pasta.
  • Add the cooked pasta and shrimp to the sauce and stir together until pasta is well coated. If you need to thin the sauce slightly add a small amount of pasta water until you reach the desired texture.


Calories: 5234kcal | Carbohydrates: 345g | Protein: 239g | Fat: 322g | Saturated Fat: 191g | Cholesterol: 2492mg | Sodium: 7605mg | Potassium: 2010mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 10940IU | Vitamin C: 23.3mg | Calcium: 3525mg | Iron: 19.9mg