Shrimp Alfredo Recipe

Alfredo dishes have always been among my favorites in Italian cuisine. I love chicken alfredo and Shrimp alfredo is no different, this recipe is delicious. The alfredo sauce is very simple and probably a bit healthier than most. You can adjust this recipe to your taste. I always like to add a lot of garlic and parmesan. This is a very easy dish and should be on the table in less than 1 hour. As you can probably see from the pictures, I used cooked shrimp instead of raw. Either one will work fine. If the shrimp is already pre-cooked I would recommend putting it in the sauce to simmer for a few seconds just before it’s done. You don’t want to over cook the shrimp.  Serve with garlic bread. Enjoy.

1lb medium raw shrimp (peeled and deveined with tails removed)
6 garlic cloves (sliced in half)
1 medium onion (diced)
¾ cup grated parmesan cheese
8 ounces fettuccini (or your favorite pasta)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon cornstarch
seasoning salt
ground black pepper
Minced fresh parsley (for garnish)

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1:
Bring to large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions.
Step 2: Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix cornstarch and milk. Set aside. In a large frying pan heat butter and oil. Add garlic and onions, cook for 5 minutes or until garlic is soft. Mash garlic with the bottom of a fork. Add shrimp and cook until it just turns pink (about 1 ½ minutes). Stir milk mixture into the pan. Cook while stirring constantly until the sauce has thickened (about 2 minutes).

Step 3:
Pour mixture over cooked pasta. Mix in parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley.
(Makes 2 Servings)


18 Responses to “Shrimp Alfredo Recipe”

  1. HoneyB — March 13, 2009 @ 2:42 am

    Looks de-lish! I love shrimp alfredo better than chicken ;o)

    I’ve gone the precooked shrimp route before too…its handy when you don’t have a lot of time!

  2. Dawn - — March 13, 2009 @ 6:44 am


    How do I contact you – I would like to feature you and some of your recipes.


  3. Bobby — March 13, 2009 @ 7:46 am

    HoneyB – Thanks, around here the cooked shrimp is less expensive too.

    Dawn – please use my contact forum –

  4. pigpigscorner — March 13, 2009 @ 11:04 am

    I love creamy pasta! Looks so delicious with the shrimps.

  5. Ivy — March 13, 2009 @ 11:34 am

    It sounds delicious and so easy to make.

  6. Heidi / Savory Tv — March 13, 2009 @ 11:49 pm

    Gorgeous recipe, shrimp alfredo is one of my favorite guilty pleasures!

  7. Kevin — March 15, 2009 @ 5:21 am

    That shrimp with pasta looks great!

  8. jackie — March 16, 2009 @ 5:48 pm

    I made about double of this recipe….after tossing in the shrimp but before adding the milk/cornstarch mixture, I added 5 large thinly sliced mushrooms, and a little broth(chicken), and cooked it low with the cover on the skillet….then added the milk mixture after about 5 minutes. It came out DE LISH OUS!

  9. Mercina — March 30, 2009 @ 9:05 pm

    Another delicious recipe. This looks just lovely!

  10. Sacajewa Just — April 7, 2009 @ 10:38 am

    I loved this recipe. I also added broccoli and it made the recipe even better. Me and my nine children enjoyed it very much.

  11. amateur cook — May 7, 2009 @ 7:09 pm

    I have mainly tried your baking recipes. This is the first dinner recipe I’ve attempted from your site, and it was so simple! For 1 1/2 lbs shrimp, I doubled everything in the recipe, except for the Parmesan cheese, and added 2 long stalks of celery, diced into small cubes, for extra moisture and flavor which I sauteed along with the onions and garlic. I put in about 1/2 c. minced fresh parsley (use 1/4 c. if not doubling the recipe) and it really adds a kick to the dish.

    Now I can see why you did not cook too much, because the leftovers from this dish probably do not heat up as well. Your portions are already perfect for 2 large servings. The instructions were incredibly easy. Thank you.

  12. Kath — May 19, 2009 @ 10:22 pm

    This recipe was soooo amazingly good!!! I made it for my honey who loves alfredo sauce and is very picky. I used heavy whipping cream instead of milk because I like the sauce to be a little creamier. Thanks 🙂

  13. Kevin — July 4, 2009 @ 12:00 pm

    I like the sound of adding shrimp top an Alfredo pasta!

  14. Kent — October 5, 2009 @ 4:48 pm

    Bobby this was delicious! I can’t wait to try your shrimp scampi!

  15. Mrs.Harris — February 6, 2011 @ 7:34 pm

    I made this an it came out so husband couldnt stop eating it.

  16. garnetrose 26 — May 2, 2011 @ 10:08 pm

    Made this today and it was fantastic.

  17. india — July 9, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

    this is sooooooooooooooo good thanks alot

  18. tazz — January 6, 2013 @ 3:13 pm

    Hi, I was googling for shrimp Alfredo with milk recipe and came upon your page. Thank you for such a good and easy recipe. My husband was skeptical and wanted to get a jar of ready made Alfredo sauce but I wanted to try this out. Once this one was done, he said it was the best decision ever since it turned out delicious! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

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