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Shrimp Alfredo

Shrimp Alfredo

Shrimp Alfredo Recipe - surprisingly easy and comforting spaghetti dinner in a creamy, garlicky, rich homemade alfredo sauce tossed with Cajun-seasoned juicy shrimp. Delicious dinner in 30 minutes!

Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword shrimp alfredo, shrimp alfredo recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 803 kcal
Author Imma

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons (28ml) oil
  • 1 pound (453g) jumbo shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon (4g) Creole/Cajun seasoning
  • salt and pepper taste
  • 3 tablespoons (42g) butter
  • 2 teaspoons (10g) minced garlic
  •  1 teaspoon (0.80g) fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon (1.8g) Italian seasoning
  • 1 ½ cups (360g) heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup (120ml) whole milk
  • 2-3 oz (60-90g) cream cheese , softened
  • 1-1 ½ cup (100-150g) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 oz (224g) spaghetti

Instructions

  1. Heat up a skillet with 2 tablespoons of oil, then add shrimp and let it rest for 30 seconds before flipping. Add Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste. Cook for 4-5 minutes, making sure to flip to cook each side evenly until fully cooked. Set aside.

  2. Heat up skillet or saucepan on medium heat then add butter to the pan followed by garlic, thyme and Italian seasoning. Saute for about 1-2 minutes, or just until garlic is soft and fragrant.

  3. Turn down the heat to medium-low. Whisk in cream and milk, then add cream cheese while continuing to whisk, until thoroughly blended.

  4. Add parmesan cheese and continue to whisk until smooth. Reduce heat to a simmer, then season with salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Continue to simmer for about 3-4 minutes until the sauce starts to thicken. Turn off heat and toss with pasta and shrimp to serve immediately. Or let it cool then store in the fridge until ready to be used.

Recipe Notes

  1. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.