Creamy Garlic Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

Creamy Garlic Shrimp Alfredo Pasta is such a classic meal that is brought to its BEST with Shrimp.  This meal takes little effort and is so creamy and delicious the entire family will go crazy for! 

This Homemade Alfredo Sauce is one of the top recipes on the blog.  We make so many delicious recipes with this sauce including, Chicken Alfredo Roll Ups.  Serve it with some homemade garlic bread to complete your meal!

Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

We make Alfredo Pasta every single week at our house.  It is one thing that I can count on my kids eating every week.  My eleven year old son actually makes it for us and has it memorized.  I am always trying to figure out different pasta to serve it with and different proteins to add into it.  And this shrimp Alfredo Pasta was a sure hit!   I absolutely loved the hidden creamy shrimp in the pasta.  I promise you this Alfredo Sauce will be the creamiest and best that you ever eat!  You will make it again and again!

How do I Devein Shrimp?

Peeling and Deveining Shrimp can sound very intimidating, but can actually be very simple. Start with the bottom of the Shrimp where the legs are. Stretch the Shrimp to more of a straight position and lightly pull the shell outwards from the legs. After it’s peeled, to Devein the shrimp make a shallow slit down the back of the Shrimp where you see a black looking line. After the slit lightly stick your knife under the vein and gently pull out and simply wipe on a paper towel.

How to make Creamy Garlic Shrimp Alfredo

  • In a medium sized skillet over medium-high heat, add shrimp and olive oil. Cook the shrimp 2-3 minutes until they are cooked throughout and opaque. When Finished remove the shrimp and set aside on a plate.

 

  • In a large pot bring water to a boil and add the Fettuccini and cook until al dente. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, prepare your Alfredo sauce. Add butter, heavy whipping cream, and cream cheese. Cook over medium heat and whisk until melted. Add the minced garlic, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Continue to whisk until smooth. Add the grated Parmesan cheese and let simmer until it starts to thicken. Add shrimp and pasta to the sauce and toss to coat.

The best thing about meals like this one, is that it’s so family friendly. Kids have a heard time being picky with it because there isn’t anything not to love. It’s also a meal that you can dress up with some more elegant sides for a romantic dinner with someone special. Try sides like these Cheesy Cheddar Garlic Breadsticks and Roasted Lemon Parmesan Garlic Asparagus. Both of these sides are family friendly as well, and fit in to any occasion.

Watch a video on how to make Creamy Garlic Shrimp Alfredo Pasta here:

Creamy Garlic Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

4.41 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes

Creamy Garlic Shrimp Alfredo Pasta is such a classic meal that is brought to its BEST with Shrimp. This meal takes little effort and is so creamy and delicious the entire family will go crazy for!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled, deveined and tails removed
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 16 ounce fettuccini noodles
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream 2 cups
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized skillet over medium high heat add shrimp and olive oil. Cook the shrimp 2-3 minutes until they are cooked throughout and opaque. Remove the shrimp and set aside on a plate.
  2. In a large pot bring water to a boil and add the fettuccini and cook until al dente. Drain.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare your Alfredo sauce. Add butter, heavy whipping cream, and cream cheese. Cook over medium heat and whisk until melted. Add the minced garlic, garlic powder, italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Continue to whisk until smooth. Add the grated parmesan cheese and let simmer until it starts to thicken. Add shrimp and pasta to the sauce and toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Garlic Shrimp Alfredo Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3859 Calories from Fat 3195
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 355g 546%
Saturated Fat 209g 1045%
Cholesterol 2248mg 749%
Sodium 6992mg 291%
Potassium 1035mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 149g 298%
Vitamin A 243.6%
Vitamin C 26%
Calcium 224.4%
Iron 65.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Hi Allyssa,
    Good Morning! How are you doing? I made your cannolis last week from your recipe. I twisted the recipe a bit, I used some maraschino cherry’s. I minced some cherries and added some juice to the mix. It was great and savory to say the least. Thank you

  2. I have made many of your recipes, that are all now family favorites. Thanks for your time and effort with your website.


  3. I just made this and it is AMAZING, I was ready to be in the kitchen for a while and it was so quick. I am adding this to my favs!

  4. After watching this video I noticed that the cream was whipped before adding. I looked over the direction and there is no mention of whipping the cream. Should I whip first? How long should I whip?

    1. You are welcome to whip the cream prior to adding it to the sauce. That is just a preference though and not a must for this recipe. Thank you for your question and following along with me! XOXO

  5. The Alfredo garlic shrimp shows to use whipping cream. In the video it’s whipoed but the directions do not state to whip the cream. Can you please clarify or I can assume it’s ok to whip the cream ? Thank You

  6. WOW!!!

    Turned out fantastic and it will definitely be added to our dinner rotation.

    I pretty much followed they recipe, except I used chicken as I didn’t have any shrimp on hand. The only other change I made was I had to adjust the ingredients because I have a larger than average family.

    It was YUMMMY!!!

    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Made this recipe tonight and I added pesto sauce and a whole bag of fresh baby spinach and wow! My kids and the hubs totally loved it! Thanks for the great recipe. My family is already wanting to have it on the dinner “rotation!” Thanks so much!

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