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Creamy Shrimp Pasta Recipe (VIDEO)

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)

4.93 from 106 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
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!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $18-$22
Calories: 652 kcal
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb fettuccini pasta
  • 1 lb large raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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 1/3 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 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.
  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.

Recipe Notes

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

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Shrimp Pasta Recipe (VIDEO)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 652 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Sodium 910mg40%
Potassium 288mg8%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 1455IU29%
Vitamin C 5.3mg6%
Calcium 245mg25%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Tools We Used in this Recipe (Amazon affiliate links):

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

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

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  • Susan G.
    October 23, 2019

    Hi Natasha, I tried this recipe the other night for the first time. I am 65 yrs old and a fairly good cook but never tried making creamy shrimp pasta before. Your recipe was so easy to follow and the results were fabulous. I have spent a good portion of the morning printing out a lot of your other recipes as I am sure they are all just as good as this one. Thanks so much! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 23, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles, Susan! Reply

  • Gerri
    October 12, 2019

    Recipes look fabulous But to be able to print them out is Not. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 12, 2019

      Hi Gerri, we have a printable option towards the bottom of each recipe. The print friendly recipe is at the bottom of each post. Once you scroll there, click on the print icon in that recipe card which will open a print screen, then you would need to click file —> print. I hope that helps! If not, please let me know exactly what steps you are taking and where you are navigating to print our recipes. Reply

  • Yoges Nathan
    October 12, 2019

    Hi natasha,
    I am new to your channel. Is there a substitute for whipping cream? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 12, 2019

      Hi Yoges, great question! I haven’t tried it with half and half, but I think it would work. It would be a little thinner of a sauce so you may need to simmer the half and half a little longer before adding the cheese. One of my readers wrote in with a great review on this recipe saying: “I use half and half and then add a little more butter since I tend to have half and half in the house” I hope that helps! Reply

  • Francyine
    September 28, 2019

    Awesome!! I wanted a cream sauce that different than my normal Cajun & this was a welcome surprise. Luckily I had wine in the house right, lol. I added seared chicken and a few yellow bell peppers to your recipe and it’s really good. Thanks for sharing Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 28, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Francyine! Reply

  • LarryM
    September 27, 2019

    This was tremendous. The only changes I made were to use creamy butter (as I always do) and heavy whipping cream (I didn’t have just whipping cream). Easy, quick and delicious. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 27, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Larry! I’m so glad you enjoyed that. Reply

  • Shannan
    September 18, 2019

    When omitting the wine, can I use chicken bouillon cubes instead of broth? Reply

    • Natasha
      September 18, 2019

      Hi Shannan, you can definitely make your own broth using bouillon cubes. I suggest using lemon juice (see notes in the recipe) if omitting wine to amp up the flavor. Reply

  • Beverly
    September 7, 2019

    I made this pasta, shrimp and angel hair pasta tonight, it was amazing!! I love how the sauce didn’t take over the pasta or shrimp Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 7, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Randi
    September 5, 2019

    First off I LOVE YOUR RECIPES. on this one I added a spoon of pesto. Chopped up artichoke quarters and a spoonful of capers just for fun. It was phenomenal. Thanks again. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 6, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Stan
    August 22, 2019

    Fire! Reply

  • Irishrose
    August 18, 2019

    My friends to whom I served this dish were saying, “Yum,” with the very first bite! It was excellent – I agree that the wine gives this dish that little “nudge” that makes this a total “5!” Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 18, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Lyca
    August 16, 2019

    Do you still add olive oil to the pasta water? I think it’s a myth. I think it’s just a waste of oil. I’m sorry if it sounds bad but this recipe still tastes amazing. Reply

    • Natasha
      August 16, 2019

      Hi Lyca, the pasta will still taste great without the oil. Feel free to omit. Reply

  • Ang
    August 15, 2019

    Soooooo yummy, I did add crushed red pepper as someone suggested. I was thinking of that before I read the comments because we like spicy 🌶 so good and easy! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 15, 2019

      That’s so awesome! I’m happy you enjoyed this recipe Ang, thank you for that amazing review! Reply

  • andrea
    August 15, 2019

    Yes!! I added Mr. Binghams seasoning (I usually do with my seafood dishes) bell pepper and broccoli. Turned out fantastic. My friends loved it. Thank you!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 15, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed that. Reply

  • Cindy Rollins
    August 10, 2019

    Absolutely simple to make and positively DELICIOUS! My husband and I loved it! A definite do again. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 10, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Cindy! Reply

  • Steve
    August 10, 2019

    I made this and added additional veggies… Brocolli, Asparagus, Sudried tomatoes, Peas and Mushrooms… Was great… Of course I had to make a bit more sauce to coat the veggies, like 50% more cuz I had quite a bit of the veggies, about same ratio to pasta…. The sauce recipe is versatile and very tasty with veggies added. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 10, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Megan
    August 5, 2019

    This was AMAZING!! So tasty and creamy. I used gluten-free spaghetti noodles, could not tell they weren’t regular wheat noodles. Love this dish!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 5, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback! Reply

  • Jessica
    July 23, 2019

    Followed the recipe exactly and was very good although I felt like something was missing. The second time I made it I added red pepper flakes and it was perfect! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 23, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Reply

  • chantelle
    July 22, 2019

    made the tonight for dinner and it tasted great Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 22, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Gina DeMarco
    July 8, 2019

    Can the cheese be omitted? I don’t like cheese Reply

    • Natasha
      July 9, 2019

      Hi Gina, it can be omitted for just a creamy sauce but you would need to add a little more salt to taste since the cheese does add a salty aspect to the sauce. Reply

      • July 9, 2019

        Thank you so much for getting back to me!! I can’t wait to try this, as it looks soooo good!!! Reply

  • Janet Charlebois
    June 26, 2019

    O~M~G Natasha,,,I just made this for the first time….yummmmm,,,yummmm,,,,
    yummmm…..Sooooo good…followed your recipe to a T…the only thing I did not have was the wine, so it is great you mention a Substitute the Wine with the lemon juice….this recipe was so easy to follow too…I just can’t say enough on how goooood this was. tytytyty so much…luv your site bunches & bunches Reply

    • Janet Charlebois
      June 26, 2019

      Oh I forgot to mention, my grand daughter’s want the left overs…so gotta keep making this bunches of times..hehe <3 Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        June 26, 2019

        That’s so great! You definitely found a family favorite Janet! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 26, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review Janet!! Reply

  • Janet
    June 25, 2019

    Amazing! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 25, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you Janet! Reply

  • Anna
    June 19, 2019

    WOW! This came out absolutely wonderful! Thank you Natasha 😊 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 20, 2019

      You’re so welcome Anna! I’m happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Tess
    June 15, 2019

    So, sorry I forgot to give this 5 STARS !! Yum! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 15, 2019

      Thank you, Tess! I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Tess
    June 15, 2019

    OMG this dish is so yummy!! I made it Thursday and it was delicious! My husband kept telling me how tasty it was and said it definitely was a “Keeper”!! So thanks for sharing it… 🙂 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 15, 2019

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Tess! Reply

  • Lee Thayer
    June 2, 2019

    Once again, another brilliant recipe worthy of 10 stars. Prepared this exactly as written, perfect, and delicious. My family loved this! Thank you for the great recipe, Natasha 🙂 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 3, 2019

      You’re welcome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with me I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Lee! Reply

  • Caroline Heminway
    May 26, 2019

    I love all your recipes especially the shrimp recipes. I love your website! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 27, 2019

      That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that with me, Caroline! Reply

  • Steve
    May 16, 2019

    Hi Marsha & Natasha, My Mom and I LOVE this Shrimp recipe! To me the wine in cooking really adds something special, I LOVE cooking with wine! If I can make a suggestion, they do make Non-Alcoholic Wines. Not a lot of choices and not necessarily cheap, but a great and safe alternative. Just Google Non-Alcoholic Wines. Good luck! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 16, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe, Steve! & thank you for that suggestion!! Reply

      • Steve
        May 16, 2019

        🙂 Love your recipes! Just made the Ultimate Chocolate Cake. Seems unusual but haven’t tasted it yet, can’t wait. Hope you got my Mom’s Garlic Bread recipe, it would go so well with so many of your past and Shrimps recipes! Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          May 16, 2019

          Thank you for sharing that with us Steve! I really hope you enjoy that chocolate cake! Reply

  • Marsha Beck
    May 16, 2019

    Unable to have Any alcohol, even though I am aware the Alcohol Cooks down/off with my Medications I can’t risk it. I am sure this Recipe will be Just as Good Without it 🤗 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 16, 2019

      You can definitely try it without the wine, Marsha. One of our readers, Milla, recently wrote “Made this for my husband tonight. Had no wine or chicken stock so used vegetable stock and dash for lemon (and a little extra paprika) and he LOVED it. Reply

  • Trish
    April 26, 2019

    Delicious dish! Made exactly as directed with perfect results. Will make again. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 26, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Trish. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Nancy Dye
    April 20, 2019

    This is a great recipe! I changed only 1 thing: I tossed the shrimp in an unsalted Cajun seasoning (along with the salt called for in the recipe) before cooking them. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 20, 2019

      That sounds tasty! Thank you for sharing that with me! Reply

  • Jenn
    April 19, 2019

    Hi Natasha!

    My husband got whipped cream instead of whipping cream. I have heavy cream on hand. Any ideas on how I can use these as a substitute for the whipping cream? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 19, 2019

      Hi Jenn, yes that heavy cream will work great. I have used heavy whipping cream many times if that was what I had on hand. Reply

      • Jenn
        April 21, 2019

        Dumb question, is heavy cream the same as whipping cream? Reply

        • Natasha
          April 21, 2019

          Hi Jenn, they are similar but not the same. Heavy whipping cream has a slightly higher fat content. In this recipe, heavy whipping cream or whipping cream would work. For recipes like frostings, if a recipe calls for heavy whipping cream, be sure to get the right one but here, either will work. Reply

  • Brenda Henderson
    April 13, 2019

    Hi Natasha,

    today is my first time seeing your food blog. I am so excited. I googled shrimp dishes and happened to pick your shrimp and artichoke pasta recipe. Once I reviewed that one, I scrolled down and looked at your shrimp scampi with asparagus recipe. I decided to make that one, but I kept looking and found the creamy shrimp pasta recipe.

    I followed that recipe and then used your method for preparing the asparagus from the previous recipe and added that to the creamy shrimp pasta.

    Thank you!!! A lot of recipes with asparagus have you blance the asparagus. Your method kept the flavor and texture perfectly. Adding the asparagus to the creamy shrimp pasta recipe was the only change that I made and it was amazing!

    Thank you so much. We decided that we would stick to our budget and stay at home for dinner on this Saturday night, and you gave us a resturant worthy dish.

    My husband is eating his second helping as I type this and he said that this is better than a resturant!!!

    Such a fan!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 13, 2019

      Hi Brenda, I’m so happy you discovered our blog. Welcome! & Thank you for sharing your wonderful review Reply

  • Fred
    March 15, 2019

    I always try a recipe as written even though I have concerns about it. I did, and found it very under seasoned. The consistency of the sauce was great. So, I used the recipe as a jumping off point, thanks to the use of paprika. You did not mention what kind. That sent me off to create a full flavored, rich dish. But really, 1 clove of garlic for that much sauce and 1 lb. of shrimp? Why bother. I found that to be the case with most of your spice measurements. Reply

    • Natasha
      March 15, 2019

      Hi Fred, please see step 4 where you season to taste with salt, pepper and paprika. Reply

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