How to Make Creamy Shrimp Alfredo Pasta – 30 Minute Meal

Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

Today we’re making a major comfort food! It’s creamy shrimp Alfredo pasta. The sauce is so flavorful and tastes like fine dining but it’s one of the easiest dinners you’ll make.

Let’s get right into it start by cooking three-quarters of a pound of fettuccine noodles in salted water according to the package instructions. Once the noodles are al dente, drain but do not rinse.

Pasta Cooking

While the pasta is cooking, start on your shrimp. Pat dry a pound of shrimp with paper towels then season with half a tsp of salt 1/4 tsp of paprika and a quarter tsp of black pepper, then give it a quick stir. 

Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

Place a large pan over medium-high heat and add a Tbsp of oil. Once the oil is hot, add the shrimp in a single layer and cook about 2 minutes per side or just until cooked through. 

Alfredo Pasta

Make sure to remove your shrimp from the pan so they don’t overcook it. Finely chop half of a medium onion and in the same hot skillet, add two Tbsp of butter along with the chopped onion and saute for about five minutes or until soft and golden. 

Mince one garlic clove and add it to the pan, stirring for about a minute or until fragrant.

Alfredo Shrimp Pasta

Now the fun part! Add 1/3 cup of white wine and I’m using a Chardonnay, it’s not a lot of wine but it adds so much amazing flavor. Cook that down until the liquid has mostly evaporated then add two cups of cream, bring the cream to a simmer and cook another two minutes. 

Alfredo Pasta

Next, sprinkle the top with 1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese, stir until the cheese melts and the Alfredo sauce is smooth and it comes just to a light simmer. Do not boil, then turn off the heat and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the cooked pasta and shrimp and stir until the noodles are well coated in that creamy Alfredo sauce.

Shrimp Alfredo Pasta Recipe

Oh, you guys, my kitchen smells so good right now and it’s time for the taste test. And I love to add some fresh parsley because it adds some beautiful color and fresh flavor to this pasta. YUM! Here we go. 

Shrimp Alfredo Pasta Easy Recipe

You know what’s awesome about this recipe, it is so easy to make and it’s way less expensive than going out and several of you have told me that this recipe is better than your favorite Italian restaurants. All right, let’s do this and a little more parsley, a little more cheese. Mmm… I love those big juicy shrimp. Wow, that’s the big bite. I think I got this though. Okay, don’t laugh, should I like the cover? 

I probably have like sauce everywhere! Wow! It is so good and the combination of fresh parsley, the Parmesan cheese, the cream and that white wine, which doesn’t take a lot but it really enhances the flavor. This is one bowl of creamy deliciousness. I hope you guys enjoyed this recipe, if you did, give me a great big thumbs up below. 

Before I head over to pasta heaven and eat this very ungratefully. I’m going to wolf this down, that’s what I’m going to do! Make sure you check out some of our most popular pasta recipes right over here! 

Shrimp Alfredo Pasta Recipe :


  • 3/4 lb fettuccine or penne pasta
  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/3 cup white wine I used Ste Chapelle Chardonnay ~$6
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • S&P to taste
  • Sprinkle of paprika
  • Parsley or basil for garnish if desired


  1. Cook 3/4 lb fettuccini noodles in salted water according to package instructions and drain. Don’t rinse (this helps the sauce stick to the noodles better).
  2. In same pan, over medium/high heat, add 2 Tbsp butter and onion and sauté onion till golden. Stir in garlic and sauté another minute. Stir in 1/3 cup white wine and reduce to 25% scraping the bottom to deglaze the pan.
  3. Stir in cream and simmer for 2 min. Next, sprinkle the top with 1/3 cup parmesan (or add to taste) and stir just until creamy and smooth and remove from heat. Don’t boil or the cheese will separate from the cream. Add about 1/4 tsp paprika and season with S&P to taste.
  4. Add the cooked shrimp and drained (un-rinsed pasta). Garnish with parsley, basil, extra parmesan or freshly cracked pepper if desired.

Source: Natasha Kitchen.

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