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

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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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.

Want to Substitute the Wine?

No problem! Here is a great white wine substitute: squeeze some lemon juice into the sauce after adding the cream, adding the lemon juice to taste (about 1/2 medium lemon) then season to taste with salt, pepper and paprika. Use freshly squeezed lemon juice, not concentrate.

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! 😉

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Creamy Shrimp Pasta Recipe (VIDEO)

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Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Creamy shrimp pasta in skillet
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!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 6 servings
  • 3/4 lb fettuccini pasta
  • 1 lb large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (21-25 ct)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, (medium), finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/3 cup white wine, I used Chardonnay
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp paprika, or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Parsley, finely chopped, to garnish

Instructions

  • Add 3/4 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.
  • While pasta is cooking, prepare the shrimp and sauce. Season shrimp with 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper and 1/4 tsp paprika. Place 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.
  • 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 1/3 cup white wine and boil down until there is only 25% of the liquid left.
  • Stir in 2 cups cream, bring to a light boil then simmer 2 min. Sprinkle sauce with 1/3 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.
  • 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.

Nutrition Per Serving

652kcal Calories44g Carbs26g Protein40g Fat910mg Sodium288mg Potassium2g Fiber1g Sugar1455IU Vitamin A5.3mg Vitamin C245mg Calcium2.8mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Shrimp Pasta Recipe (VIDEO)
Amount per Serving
Calories
652
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
40
g
62
%
Sodium
 
910
mg
40
%
Potassium
 
288
mg
8
%
Carbohydrates
 
44
g
15
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
26
g
52
%
Vitamin A
 
1455
IU
29
%
Vitamin C
 
5.3
mg
6
%
Calcium
 
245
mg
25
%
Iron
 
2.8
mg
16
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy shrimp alfredo, shrimp pasta
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $$
Calories: 652
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Boos Dark Cutting Board
Glass Mixing Bowls
Blue Staub Pan with Lid
5 1/2 Qt Dutch Oven Pot
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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

Love shrimp? Explore all of our top shrimp recipes here. 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

Natasha Kravchuk

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the creator behind Natasha's Kitchen (established in 2009), and I share family-friendly, authentic recipes. I am a New York Times Best-Selling cookbook author and a trusted video personality in the culinary world. My husband, Vadim, and I run this blog together, ensuring every recipe we share is thoroughly tested and approved. Our mission is to provide you with delicious, reliable recipes you can count on. Thanks for stopping by! I am so happy you are here.

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  • Jas
    June 15, 2024

    This is by far the tastiest dish I’ve ever made! Thank you so much ! Me and my husband loved this!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 16, 2024

      I’m so happy to hear that!

      Reply

  • Maggie
    June 4, 2024

    I tried this recipe last night and both my husband and I loved it. I only made one change to the recipe where I added 4 dried small piri piri chilies to the oil when cooking the shrimp. Just added a little bit of heat.

    Reply

  • Linda
    May 30, 2024

    Followed the recipe to a T, but was disappointed. There wasn’t much flavor. Would spice it up more next time.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      May 30, 2024

      Hi Linda, did you possibly under-season? Also make sure to salt the pasta water which makes a big difference in the final flavor of the dish.

      Reply

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