3 Shrimp Alfredo Recipes That Are To Die For

Who could say no to shrimp cooked in butter, garlic, and topped with Parmesan cheese? Shrimp Alfredo is the perfect dish for lunch or dinner! The shrimp packs a huge protein punch while the Alfredo sauce gives you that warm stick-to-your-ribs feel that you crave on colder days.

Whether you’re looking for a quick shrimp alfredo recipe or one that’s healthier than most, you’ve come to the right place. Here are three shrimp Alfredo recipes that are to die for!

Traditional Shrimp Alfredo

This shrimp Alfredo pasta recipe takes only 10 minutes of prep time and 20 minutes to cook. Sautéed garlic shrimp tossed with fettuccine in a creamy parmesan sauce is sure to please even the pickiest palates.  Make this recipe during the week for a meal that the whole family is sure to enjoy.

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails removed
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 10 ounces fettuccine (or your pasta of choice)
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup grated or shredded parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water according to instructions on the package.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
  3. Add cream and simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat to prevent boiling.
  4. Whisk in parmesan cheese. Stir continuously until the cheese is melted and fully mixed into the cream and butter.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat and set aside.
  6. Add 1 tablespoon of butter in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add shrimp to the pan and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Cook the shrimp for 3-4 minutes. Stir occasionally until shrimp are opaque.
  8. Add minced garlic to the pan and cook for 30 seconds.
  9. Drain the pasta. Add to the Alfredo sauce. Place shrimp on top, sprinkle with chopped parsley and Parmesan.

Cajun Shrimp Alfredo

Looking to enjoy the classic flavors of shrimp Alfredo with a little kick? If so, you’re going to love this recipe for Cajun Shrimp Alfredo. In just 20 minutes you can enjoy Cajun shrimp on top of a bed of creamy, cheesy Parmesan Alfredo sauce.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces of fettuccine pasta
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium to large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 8-ounce package of cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon freshly minced garlic
  • 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Directions

  1. Begin cooking pasta according to package directions. As the pasta is cooking, season the shrimp with Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring often. Once shrimp are pink on both sides, remove from heat and transfer to a plate. Set shrimp aside.
  3. Using the same skillet, melt 1/2 cup of butter over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
  4. Add cream cheese cubes and Italian seasoning. Whisk to remove any lumps. Slowly add in milk 1/4 cup at a time. Continue whisking.
  5. Add Parmesan cheese and cracked pepper. Stir well. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until sauce thickens.
  6. Remove sauce from heat. Add pasta into the sauce. Toss to coat evenly. Plate the pasta and top with shrimp. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Skinny Garlic Shrimp with Broccoli

Who says shrimp Alfredo can’t fit into your diet? Whether you’re looking to lose weight or want to eat lower calorie meals that are healthier for you, this recipe is for you. This skinny Alfredo may have lower calories, but it doesn’t skimp on flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound medium fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8 ounces whole-wheat pasta, any shape
  • 2 cups of broccoli, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 1 ounce cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta al dente, according to directions on the package.
  2. Add broccoli to the boiling water about 2 minutes before the pasta is done cooking. Drain and set aside.
  3. Heat a large pan to high-heat. Add butter, olive oil, garlic, and shrimp. Season with salt and pepper. Cook shrimp until pink, usually 2-3 minutes. Remove shrimp from pan.
  4. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Slowly whisk in low-fat milk, about 1/4 cup at a time. Whisk constantly until thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Whisk in cream cheese and Parmesan until fully mixed in and smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add drained pasta and broccoli to the sauce. Add shrimp. Toss until everything is coated in the sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.

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