Easy Shrimp Alfredo

Preparation 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 0:25
Serves 4 servings     adjust servings

Get dinner on the table in about 15 minutes with this Easy Shrimp Alfredo recipe that'll rival any restaurant!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound linguine pasta
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 pounds raw shrimp, peeled, deveined & tails removed

Alfredo Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed or grated on a microplane
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup half-n-half (or heavy cream)
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Garnish

  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh or dried parsley

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season liberally with salt. Break the linguine in half and add to the pot. Cook according to package directions until al dente. Drain and return to the pot.
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant, stir often to prevent burning.
  3. Add the cream cheese to the saucepan and cook until melted, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the half-n-half and parmesan cheese to the saucepan. Bring to a simmer, whisking often to make sure everything melts together and to prevent burning. Cook for 8 minutes, or until the sauce thickens. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg; whisk to combine.
  5. While the sauce is simmering, start the shrimp. In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2-4 minutes per side, turning once, until pink and cooked all the way through.
  6. Add the shrimp in with the pasta in the large pot and pour the sauce over everything. Toss to combine and coat the pasta.
  7. Portion the pasta and shrimp into 4 bowls. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and parsley over each plate. Serve immediately. We like ours with some crusty bread!

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