I admit it. I like alfredo sauce. I like the buttery, creamy and cheesy flavor of it. It’s one of my ultimate comfort foods, but it’s also not at all low fat. Nope, pure 100% fatty goodness. This is why I eat it so very rarely and when I do, I wonder why I didn’t tone it down a bit. So, dear readers, if you are more of a “fat free” recipe person, click my recipe tab above and search my many delicious healthier options. If you want a good hearty shrimp alfredo, then keep reading cuz this one is at the top of the taste charts.
Like I said, this is not an everyday recipe for me. In fact, it’s not even part of my bi-annual rotation. But every once in awhile, especially when colder weather hits, I like to have this. I use shrimp with it since it adds protein and texture to the dish. For this meal, I used two different types of pasta; shells and bow ties. No particular reason, it’s just what I had leftover in my pantry that were of similar size and shape and would they both would cook evenly without one being either too hard to way to mushy.
Delicious Shrimp Alfredo Pasta
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||15 minutes|
|Total time||25 minutes|
|Meal type||Main Dish|
- stick butter
- 1 Small shallot (minced)
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
- pinch of crushed red pepper
- 16oz medium shrimp (peeled and deveined)
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup grated parmesan
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro (chopped)
- 8oz pasta of choice
Substitute chicken for the shrimp for change.
I think one of the best things about this recipe is that it’s easy and does not have a list of complicated directions or ingredients. Most everything here is probably in your fridge and pantry. And who doesn’t have pasta either. I would have preferred fresh pasta to dried however time constraints prevented it this time but next time I think I’ll whip up some tomato or beet pasta for added color and flavor.
Next time you want a bowl of hearty creamy goodness, try a shrimp alfredo dish. It’s easy and economical to make and can get dinner on the table quickly.
For more pasta recipes, visit my Pasta Pinterest board below. Lots of good stuff there from Lori’s Culinary Creations and other foodies across the blogesphere. What’s your favorite pasta dish?