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5 from 3 votes

Shrimp Pasta

Shrimp Pasta is the perfect 30 minute weeknight meal. With it's easy creamy sauce, it's like a Shrimp Alfredo Pasta that the whole family will love.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: fish recipe, seafood recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 16 ounces fettuccine cooked according to package instructions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 small shallots diced fine (about 1/2 a cup)
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound raw thawed shirmp peeled and deveined, and patted dry
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh parmesan plus more for serving
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley for serving


  • Bring a large pot of water to a roaring boil. Add in 2 teaspoons of kosher salt. Add the fettuccine and cook according to the package instructions.
  • While the water is coming to a boil, melt 2 tablespoons of butter with 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, shallots, and red pepper flakes. Cook until the shallots are transluncent, about 3 to 4 minutes, being careful not to burn the garlic.
  • Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and add to the pan. Cook until they have just turned pink, about 1 to 2 minutes, then flipped and 1 to 2 more minutes on the other side. Be careful not to over cook the shrimp. Transfer the shrimp to a plate and set aside.
  • Add the wine to the pan and scrape up the brown bits. Bring to a boil and and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until it has reduced by half. Whisk in the heavy cream and bring to a low boil. Simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in the parmesan and let the cheese melt.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and toss in the pasta and the shrimp. Add in the fresh parsley and parmesan cheese, serve and enjoy!