Creamy Shrimp Pasta Recipe (VIDEO)

Creamy Shrimp Pasta reminds me of my favorite dish at Olive Garden with plump juicy shrimp and the easiest alfredo sauce. Rave reviews on this shrimp pasta! | natashaskitchen.com

This Creamy Shrimp Pasta reminds me of my favorite dish at Olive Garden. The creamy alfredo sauce generously coats the juicy shrimp and every noodle. Your family will be humming with every bite and will request it for dinner again and again.

If you cook the sauce while the pasta is on the stove, you can be done with the entire meal in under 30 minutes. It’s so simple and has a short list of ingredients, but tastes restaurant quality. This homemade creamy shrimp pasta is way better than going out because it’s not overly salty like dining out tends to be and you don’t get the big bill at the end of your meal #winning!!

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This is one of the best reviewed recipes on our blog and for good reason (read the glowing reviews here). Creamy shrimp pasta is super easy and tasty! Many of you have told me that you love it more than Olive Garden’s Shrimp alfredo, which is an amazing compliment.

Creamy Shrimp Pasta reminds me of my favorite dish at Olive Garden with plump juicy shrimp and the easiest alfredo sauce. Rave reviews on this shrimp pasta! | natashaskitchen.com

Make-Ahead tip: This pasta tastes just as good the next day! Add a splash of milk and reheat slowly over lower heat until very warm/hot but not simmering. As with any alfredo pasta, reheating over high heat will cause the cream to separate and liquify into butter.

Creamy Shrimp Pasta reminds me of my favorite dish at Olive Garden with plump juicy shrimp and the easiest alfredo sauce. Rave reviews on this shrimp pasta! | natashaskitchen.com

Funny how that little bit of black pepper, parsley and parmesan cheese really fancies it up at the end, making it look and feel like fine dining. It’s the perfect time to whip out that hand cranked pepper mill to set the mood! 😉

Tools We Used in this Recipe:

Boos Dark Cutting Board
Glass Mixing Bowls
Blue Staub Pan with Lid
5 1/2 Qt Dutch Oven Pot
Cook’s Knife

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Creamy Shrimp Pasta Recipe (VIDEO)

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Creamy Shrimp Pasta reminds me of my favorite dish at Olive Garden with plump juicy shrimp and the easiest alfredo sauce. Rave reviews on this shrimp pasta!
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $18-$22
Serving: 4 as a main course

Ingredients

  • ¾ lb fettuccini pasta
  • 1 lb large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ⅓ cup white wine (I used Chardonnay)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ⅓ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • ¼ tsp paprika, or to taste
  • Parsley, finely chopped, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Add ¾ lb pasta to a pot of boiling water with 1 Tbsp salt and cook according to package instructions until al-dente. Drain without rinsing and set aside.
  2. While pasta is cooking, prepare the shrimp and sauce. Season shrimp with ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp black pepper and ¼ tsp paprika. Please a large, non-stick pan over medium/high heat and add 1 Tbsp oil. Once oil is hot, add shrimp in a single layer and cook 2 min per side or just until cooked through and no longer translucent. Remove to a separate dish to prevent overcooking.
  3. In the same hot pan, add 2 Tbsp butter with finely chopped onion and sauté until soft and golden (3-5 mins), stirring often. Add minced garlic and sauté another minute until fragrant. Stir in ⅓ cup white wine and boil down until there is only 25% of the liquid left.
  4. Stir in 2 cups cream, bring to a light boil then simmer 2 min. Sprinkle sauce with ⅓ cup parmesan cheese and stir just until creamy and smooth. Let it come just to a simmer without boiling then turn off the heat and season sauce with more salt, pepper and paprika to taste.
  5. Stir in the drained pasta and cooked shrimp, tossing until noodles are well coated in sauce. Serve in warm pasta bowls with a generous sprinkle of finely chopped parsley, more parmesan cheese and some freshly cracked black pepper.

Notes

Important: do not boil the alfredo sauce once the cheese is in, or the cheese will separate from the cream.

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Creamy Shrimp Pasta reminds me of my favorite dish at Olive Garden with plump juicy shrimp and the easiest alfredo sauce. Rave reviews on this shrimp pasta! | natashaskitchen.com

I hope this easy shrimp pasta becomes a new favorite for you!

P.S. Because I’ve had loads of questions about omitting the wine – I think the wine really makes the flavor in this dish next-level delicious but if you prefer not to use it, the recipe still works, just replace it with chicken broth, season the sauce to taste and add a splash of lemon juice for extra flavor.

Creamy Shrimp Pasta reminds me of my favorite dish at Olive Garden with plump juicy shrimp and the easiest alfredo sauce. Rave reviews on this shrimp pasta! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Frannie
    September 20, 2017

    I always keep on hand the 6-pack of wine that I purchase at my grocery/liquor store. That way, I never have to fret over recipes that call for it, and I don’t have to open a large bottle of wine just for that one recipe. The one-serving size of the 6-pack is usually the perfect amount for most recipes. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 21, 2017

      Great suggestion Frannie! Thanks for sharing your tip with other readers! Reply

  • Susan
    September 19, 2017

    Omg I am in love with all your recipes. This is my second recipe I got from you and I am in love with both!!! I am so happy I found you!!! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 19, 2017

      I’m so glad to hear that Susan! Thanks for following and sharing your great review! 🙂 Reply

  • Carlene
    September 10, 2017

    I made this dish today for dinner and absolutely loved it. I think I may have added a bit to ouch salt, but that should be fixed when I reheat with some milk. My boys loved it. I made it as the recipe directed. Thanks Natasha. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 10, 2017

      You’re welcome Carlene! I’m glad to hear your family enjoys the recipe as much as mine does! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Meredith
    September 3, 2017

    Made this last night for my parents. Everyone loved! Followed the recipe to the T (except I used about 1.5 pounds shrimp and added a cup of frozen peas after reading one of the comments below). I used a good Sauvignon Blanc for the sauce and drank the rest with dinner. It was delish! thanks so much! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 4, 2017

      My pleasure Meredith! I’m glad to hear how much everyone enjoys the recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • August 25, 2017

    We made this tonight and boy was it GOOD!! I stayed with the recipe only added a little more white wine. Oh yeah I added about a cup of frozen peas. Almost forgot that.LOL We make it again this month! Husband wanted seconds. Olive Garden look out!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 25, 2017

      Awesome, LOL! I’m glad to hear you both love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review Ann! Reply

  • Luciano
    August 24, 2017

    Hi there!

    My first time here and my first time ever cooking this dish. Hope it works!

    Would be helpful if you could inform in the recipe(s) how many calories the dish has.

    Thanks for your response and keep up with the good work.

    =) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 24, 2017

      Luciano, I don’t typically include calorie counts because of the time constraint that I have. I really need to hire some help to do that for me! When I need a quick answer though; I have used Caloriecount.com (their recipe analyzer is free). Reply

  • Negeen ahmadi
    August 23, 2017

    for the heavy cream can I use just regular cream and can i make this without shrimp and just have Alfredo pasta
    thanks Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 23, 2017

      Regular whipping creamy would still work for this recipe, just be sure to add seasoning to taste since you won’t have the flavor of the seasoned shrimp in the sauce so it doesn’t end up bland. Reply

  • Natalie
    August 23, 2017

    I have Pinot Grigio would that be ok or does Chardonnay taste better in this dish? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 23, 2017

      Hi Natalie Pinot Grigio is a good substitute and should work well. Reply

  • Art.
    August 22, 2017

    Hi can I use dill instead of parsley? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 22, 2017

      Hi Art, I think that would still work well, just add it to taste 🙂 Reply

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