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Shrimp Alfredo Recipe

Our shrimp alfredo recipe makes many portions of a healthy, comforting meal in under 30 minutes. It’s meal-prep friendly.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Shrimp Alfredo, Shrimp Alfredo Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 483kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter about 0.5 oz
  • 2 tbsp garlic about 3 cloves, minced
  • 24 oz raw shrimp 14 oz peeled (with heads removed)
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 oz onions about 2/3 a medium, diced
  • 1/2 cup unsalted chicken broth
  • 4 tbsp whole milk
  • 6 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 14 oz cooked spaghetti from 6 oz uncooked, al-dente for later storage and soft for immediate serving
  • 2 tbsp parsley finely chopped
  • 0.5 oz parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes


  • Boil some pasta if you haven’t already. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and melt 1 tbsp (or 0.5 oz) unsalted butter. Add 2 tbsp minced garlic and stir for about 30 seconds.
    Sauté the garlic with butter.
  • Add 24 oz raw shrimp and leave it to sear for about 1.5 minutes. Flip to cook for another 1 minute, stir in 1 tsp Italian seasoning, 1 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp onion powder. Once the shrimp is thoroughly seasoned, place them in a bowl and put aside.
    Sear the shrimp and add seasonings. Put aside.
  • Grease the skillet with 1 tbsp olive oil and add 4 oz diced onions to cook for 1 minute or until translucent. Add 1/2 cup chicken broth, 4 tbsp milk, 6 tbsp heavy cream, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper. With a spatula, stir for 1 minute, and at the same time, scrape the bottom to release all of the flavors into the sauce.
    Make the cream sauce.
  • Add the cooked shrimp back and cook everything for another 3 minutes over medium heat. Add 14 oz cooked spaghetti, stir to coat it with the sauce, and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
    Add the spaghetti and shrimp.
  • Sprinkle with 2 tbsp chopped parsley, 0.5 oz shredded parmesan, 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, and enjoy.
    Sprinkle parsley, parmesan, and pepper flakes to serve.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 311mg | Sodium: 576mg | Potassium: 647mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 552IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 222mg | Iron: 2mg