Shrimp Alfredo

Shrimp Alfredo is a quick and easy dinner, but it sure tastes like you spent a lot of time in the kitchen!
shrimp alfredo on white plate
Is a pasta-terian a thing?

Because I’m really thinking about becoming one.

It’s all pasta, all the time. No shame.

Especially when there is homemade Alfredo sauce involved.

I skipped the chicken and turned this into a shrimp Alfredo recipe this time around. I’m not mad about it.

Shrimp fettuccine Alfredo is a pretty tasty switch from the traditional chicken. I mean, don’t get me wrong – I love chicken! But sometimes I need a change. Enter the shrimp!

How to make shrimp Alfredo:

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This garlic shrimp Alfredo recipe is so quick and simple to prepare. You’re going to look like a pro, but you’re not even going to break a sweat doing it.

To start, get a big pot of water boiling and cook up your fettuccine.

shrimp alfredo in white skillet

While that is cooking, melt some butter in a skillet and add in your shrimp.

We’re seasoning the shrimp with paprika, garlic, salt, and pepper. Easy stuff here, but big flavor! I bet some Tony’s Creole seasoning would be amazing too if you wanted some Cajun flair! 

The shrimp only takes about 5 minutes, which I love. Much faster than cooking up chicken, right?

Once the shrimp is fully cooked, remove it to a plate and set aside.

homemade alfredo with shrimp in white dish

Wipe the skillet out and let’s get started on our Alfredo sauce.

Melt a stick of butter in the skillet and whisk in some cream and garlic. Once everything is nice and hot, remove from the heat and stir in some freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Keep whisking until the sauce is smooth and creamy!

Add your Alfredo sauce to the cooked and drained fettuccine, toss well, and add your shrimp back in.

How easy is that recipe?

close up of shrimp alfredo

Can Alfredo sauce be made ahead? 

This is one of those sauces that is really best made fresh. It doesn’t reheat very well as it tends to separate and get a bit oily.

Luckily, Alfredo sauce really only takes about 10 minutes to make, so making it fresh isn’t much of a problem.

shrimp alfredo on plate

What goes with shrimp Alfredo?

Personally, because this dish is quite rich already, I like to serve something simple on the side, such as a green salad with this Italian keto salad dressing or some steamed broccoli.

My best ever garlic bread is quite rich and cheesy, but I’d never turn it down and do often serve it with Alfredo, as well.

My family loves this one and it feels a little fancier than our usual fare of one pot spaghetti or stuffed peppers.

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Give this easy shrimp Alfredo recipe a try and let me know what you think!

shrimp alfredo recipe on white plate

homemade alfredo with shrimp in white dish
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Shrimp Alfredo

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 799 kcal

Homemade Alfedo sauce, perfectly cooked shrimp, and a pile of pasta! Dinner doesn't get much better than this.


  • 1 pound fettuccine
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 12 ounces small shrimp peeled and deveined, tail off
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 cups grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the fettuccine. Boil according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, add the butter to a large skillet over medium heat and melt.
  3. Add the shrimp to the skillet and sprinkle with paprika, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir to coat the shrimp.
  4. Cook for 5 minutes or until shrimp are cooked through, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove shrimp from pan and set aside.
  6. Melt the butter in a large, deep pot. Stir in the heavy cream and garlic and whisk to combine.
  7. Remove from the heat and stir in the grated Parmesan cheese, whisking constantly until the sauce is smooth and creamy.
  8. Add the drained fettuccine to the Alfredo sauce and top with shrimp.
  9. Sprinkle with parsley just before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Alfredo
Amount Per Serving (6 servings)
Calories 799 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 28g175%
Cholesterol 340mg113%
Sodium 1344mg58%
Potassium 308mg9%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 1700IU34%
Vitamin C 4.5mg5%
Calcium 511mg51%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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