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.
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.
What Noodles Are Best for Shrimp Alfredo Pasta?
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.
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.
- Hot Cheese Bread
- Grilled Caesar Salad
- Oven Roasted Vegetable Medley
- Roasted Green Beans
- Sauteed Sweet Asparagus
- How to Cook Frozen Peas
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:
- Freeze the sauce quickly after cooking.
- Use a really thick, airtight freezer-safe container.
- Thaw completely in the refrigerator before re-heating.
- 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.
More Pasta/Pasta Sauce Recipes
Pasta dishes are quick, easy, flavorful and fancy! Try a few of our favorite recipes and wow your friends and family.
- One Pot Jambalaya Pasta
- Low Fat Fettuccine Alfredo
- Homemade Spaghetti Sauce from Fresh Tomatoes
- One Pot Creamy Garlic Noodles
- Artichoke Chicken Pasta
Favorite Shrimp Recipes
Can’t get enough plump, tasty shrimp? Try some of these mouthwatering recipes:
- Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta
- Shrimp Po Boys with Creamy Cajun Sauce
- Shrimp Bites with Cilantro Sauce
- Easy Shrimp Tacos
- Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets
How to Make Shrimp Alfredo
- 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 teaspoons garlic minced
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 3 cups milk
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- Kosher salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
- 1 cup parmesan cheese fresh, grated
- 1 pound cooked pasta (cooked according to package directions)
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!