We all want the BEST Creamy Shrimp Alfredo Pasta Recipe out there! Who doesn't love Alfredo sauce smothered in fettuccine pasta with plump shrimp? I'm unlocking a Restaurant secret on making Alfredo sauce in minutes that tastes better than Olive Garden's Shrimp Alfredo! This shrimp Alfredo recipe is surprisingly easy to make! See How to Make Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo in a shocking way!
1 lbshrimp(frozen or thawed)
16oz fettuccine pasta
4ozAmerican cheese**(optional but makes alfredo ultra creamy!)
Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil. Add 1 teaspoon salt and frozen shrimp. Boil for 3 minutes (cook 1 min less if using raw shrimp.) Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Add 1 lb of dried fettuccine pasta to the boiling water. Cook until tender (11-12 minutes.)
Drain pasta and run under cold water. Coat with 2 tbsp of oil and set aside.
To Make Alfredo Sauce: Combine the dry ingredients (parmesan cheese, cornstarch, and spices.) Set aside. In a medium saucepan bring the heavy cream to a boil; whisk in the dry ingredients and stir until thickened. Stir in the crushed garlic and American cheese until cheese melts.
Stir in the cooked shrimp and remove sauce from heat. Coat pasta with Alfredo sauce and serve garnished with freshly grated parmesan cheese and dried parsley.
Serves- 8-12 servings. Serve immediately or transfer into a casserole dish and bake in a 350°F oven for 20 minutes to fluff pasta up. Delicious!**American cheese- makes Alfredo super creamy and stays creamy longer. To omit use cream cheese or skip. A private chef makes Alfredo sauce with it and you won't even tell! To Make-Ahead: Make sauce in advance and store separately from cooked pasta. Pour over cooked noodles and bake for 35-55min or until hot. Serve.Shrimp Cooking Times: Boil shrimp in the recommended times given.
Small Shrimp (51/60)- 30 seconds raw or 1 minute if frozen.
Medium Shrimp (41-50)- 1 min raw or 1.5 minutes if frozen.
Large Shrimp (31/35)- 2 min raw or 3 min if frozen.