Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

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Shrimp Alfredo Pasta is a decadent dish that’s sure to impress! Creamy and cheesy, rich and indulgent, yet easy enough to whip up in just minutes.

Shrimp Alfredo in a pasta bowl

What Noodles Are Best for Shrimp Alfredo Pasta?

This Shrimp Alfredo Pasta dish is one of my favorites to serve to my sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. It looks and tastes fancy, but actually is super simple to make. If you’re looking to impress someone, try this dinner! You’ll get all the accolades without slaving away in the kitchen. Plus, it tastes oh so delicious.

For this dish, I absolutely adore linguine noodles. They’re the perfect thickness and don’t dominate over the shrimp, which is the real star of this meal. If you simply can’t imagine Alfredo sauce without fettuccini noodles (because that’s a match made in heaven) then by all means, use them! You can use just about any type of pasta: spaghetti, penne, tortellini, angel hair, ravioli. Whatever you have on hand.

Shrimp Alfredo in a large skillet

What Else Can I Add to Shrimp Alfredo?

Want to add some extra color to your plate? Toss in some fresh spinach leaves, asparagus spears, or to the pasta and sauce. I’ll eat just about anything when it’s covered in Alfredo sauce! Feel free to add any vegetable you like. That’s the beauty of this recipe; it’s versatile and simple so you can experiment with extra ingredients to really make it your own.

What Goes Well with Shrimp Alfredo Pasta?

Round out this delicious dish with a simple green salad and one or more of these sides and bask in the joy of creating the perfect romantic dinner.

Shrimp alfredo in a pasta bowl

How to Store Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

While the Alfredo sauce and shrimp are best served immediately, you can store leftovers for up to five days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It’s delicious for lunch the next day!

Can Shrimp Alfredo Pasta Be Frozen?

It’s important to freeze the sauce only, not the noodles or shrimp. (Click here if you would just like the sauce recipe) Alfredo sauce is always best when it’s served fresh, but you can freeze it to use later. Here are some tips for best results:

  1. Freeze the sauce quickly after cooking.
  2. Use a really thick, airtight freezer-safe container.
  3. Thaw completely in the refrigerator before re-heating.
  4. Finally, stir constantly when re-heating to prevent the ingredients from separating.

How to Reheat Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

If you’re reheating your frozen sauce, allow it to thaw in the fridge overnight. Then, heat in a saucepan until hot, stirring constantly. To reheat leftovers from the fridge with the noodles, place in a large skillet and add a little milk. Stir until hot, adding more milk to reach your desired thickness.

Close up of shrimp Alfredo on a fork

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Shrimp Alfredo in a large skillet ready to serve
Shrimp Alfredo in a pasta bowl

Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

5 from 3 votes
Shrimp Alfredo Pasta is a decadent dish that’s sure to impress! Creamy and cheesy, rich and indulgent, yet easy enough to whip up in just minutes.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings


  • Fry Pan/Skillet



  • Rinse and dry shrimp. In a medium-sized bowl, toss shrimp in seasoning salt and set aside. 
  • In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter and garlic over medium heat until butter is melted. Add shrimp and  sauté until shrimp becomes pink and opaque. 
  • Remove shrimp from skillet, cover, and set aside.
  • In the same skillet (do not wipe clean), add 4 tablespoons butter, milk, cream cheese, salt, and pepper, whisking often. Heat until cream cheese is melted and completely smooth (not quite boiling). 
  • Add parmesan cheese and whisk until smooth. 
  • Add pasta to skillet and toss until pasta in coated in Alfredo sauce. Add more milk if needed to thin sauce if it is too thick.
  • Add cooked shrimp and serve!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 567kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 32gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 286mgSodium: 1517mgPotassium: 328mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1185IUVitamin C: 3.5mgCalcium: 492mgIron: 2.9mg

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Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. Would this work if I used the yellow and white shredded cheese from the store? I don’t have any fresh parmesan at the moment, but I wanted to make something nice for my mom.

    1. It’s going to make a very different dish if you use cheddar cheese. Fresh parmesan is the only cheese I add to my pasta sauces, unless I am making Mac & Cheese. Do you have the canned grated parmesan cheese? That will work too. I would use that over cheddar.

    1. Hi Lynn– the shrimp is uncooked to begin with. It should be gray to start off. It cooks up to pink really quick. 🙂 Hope this helps!

        1. We haven’t tried it that way before so I can’t saw for sure. I’m not sure how it would taste adding lactose free milk to any recipe calling for milk or cream. If you try it, please come back and let us know how it turns out!