Indulge in the luxuriously creamy and flavorful world of Creamy Garlic Parmesan Fettuccine Alfredo. This classic Italian-American dish combines tender shrimp with rich, velvety Alfredo sauce, and perfectly cooked fettuccine pasta. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a comforting meal, this recipe is a decadent choice.
Fettuccine Alfredo is a beloved Italian-American creation that brings together the silky smoothness of Alfredo sauce with the succulent sweetness of shrimp. The combination of creamy, garlicky sauce and plump, juicy shrimp is a match made in culinary heaven. This dish is sure to impress your guests and satisfy your taste buds.
8 ounces (about 225 grams) fettuccine pasta
1 pound (about 450 grams) large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, for heat)
Chopped fresh parsley for garnish
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Cook the fettuccine pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
In a large skillet, heat the butter and olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until they turn pink and opaque. Remove the cooked shrimp from the skillet and set them aside.
In the same skillet, add the heavy cream, grated Parmesan cheese, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using). Stir well to combine.
Allow the sauce to simmer over low heat for about 5-7 minutes, or until it thickens and becomes creamy. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking or burning.
Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet and heat them through in the sauce for 2-3 minutes.
To serve, divide the cooked fettuccine among four plates. Pour the creamy Alfredo sauce and shrimp over the pasta.
Garnish with chopped fresh parsley for a burst of color and freshness.
Enjoy your Creamy Garlic Parmesan Fettuccine Alfredo!
Tips for this recipe
For an extra layer of flavor, you can add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to the sauce just before serving. It adds a bright, citrusy zing that pairs wonderfully with the creamy richness of the Alfredo sauce and shrimp.