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Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo in a pan

Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe (30 Minutes)

This classic shrimp fettuccine alfredo is full of plump shrimp, freshly grated parmesan, and creamy sauce. It only takes 30 minutes to make!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword alfredo pasta, shrimp alfredo, Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe'
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 491kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • Cook fettuccine until al dente (follow package instructions for best results). Set pasta aside and save about 1/2 a cup of the pasta water in case you need it to thin your sauce.
    Cooked pasta in a bowl
  • Preheat the skillet with 2 tbsp of butter. Season shrimp with salt and cook until they turn pink and form a crust on the outside. Remove from the pan and set aside.
    Shrimp cooking in a pan
  • To the same pan, add the rest of the butter, heavy cream, garlic, and parmesan cheese. Bring it to a light simmer over low-heat.
    A pan with cream, parmesan and butter
  • Add in fettuccine and toss.
    Fettuccine Alfredo in a pan
  • Add in shrimp and lightly toss. Remove from heat. If the sauce thickens more than you like, add a little bit of that pasta water to thin it out. If it's too thin, let it sit at room temperature for a couple of minutes until it thickens.
    Fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp in a pan


Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 276mg | Sodium: 1278mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1338IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 356mg | Iron: 2mg