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This Creamy Shrimp Pasta recipe is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner. Tender shrimp and angel hair pasta smothered in homemade Alfredo sauce.
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Homemade Shrimp Alfredo

As a busy mom, I am always looking for quick, easy meals that my family can’t get enough of.  This classic dish is a perfect fit!  You should also check out my One-Pan Cheesy Kielbasa Pasta…another delicious dinner that comes together in minutes.

Anyone who knows me well, knows that my #1 choice on any menu is Shrimp Alfredo.  First of all, pasta is my weakness.  I do believe that I could eat noodles everyday for the rest of my life.  The possibilities are endless when it comes to sauces, meats, cheeses, etc.  But, if I had to choose just one, this Creamy Shrimp Pasta would easily be at the top of my list. 

Homemade Shrimp Alfredo in a white bowl.

Ingredients for Creamy Shrimp Pasta

  • olive oil
  • onion
  • garlic
  • shrimp
  • heavy whipping cream
  • butter
  • parmesan cheese
  • mozzarella cheese
  • salt
  • pepper
  • parsley

Ingredients for Homemade Shrimp Alfredo.

How to Make Creamy Shrimp Pasta

To get things started, put the olive oil, diced onions, and minced garlic in a large sauce pan.  Cook it over medium heat until the onions are transparent.  

Onions and garlic being sautéd in a large pan.

Next, we are going to add the shrimp.  Continue cooking them until they are pink and opaque.  When they are done, drain off the excess liquid and set them aside.Large cooked shrimp being held in a wooden spoon.

Before starting the sauce, let’s get our pasta cooking.  In a large pot, get some water boiling to prepare the angel hair pasta (or pasta of your choice) according to the package directions.  If you are anything like me, you will use whatever pasta you have in the pantry.  

Now let’s get our sauce started.  Put the heavy whipping cream and butter in a medium saucepan.  Over medium heat, cook until the butter is melted.  Be sure to stir frequently.  Bring mixture to a slow boil. Ingredients for homemade Alfredo sauce cooking in saucepan.

Next, we are going to stir in the parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper until cheese is melted. Continue stirring and reduce the heat.  The sauce will thicken.

Now it is time to make a little magic.  Let’s pour our homemade sauce over those beautiful shrimp.  

Homemade sauce being poured over top of cooked shrimp .

Let’s get this masterpiece on a plate.  Get a hot helping of pasta, throw a big old scoop of Alfredo and shrimp on top of it, and garnish it with some fresh parsley.  Now, take a moment to look at just how beautiful it is before you dig in.  After all, you will be licking the plate in no time!Creamy Shrimp Pasta served in a white bowl garnished with fresh parsley.

How to reheat Homemade Shrimp Alfredo

With six hungry mouths at our table, we rarely have leftovers.  And after all, this stuff is so amazing when it is freshly made, we have a hard time leaving any of it in the pan.  However, when I do have some left over, I know I am guaranteed a delicious meal the next day.

Just simply toss the remaining Alfredo in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator.  When you are ready to reheat it, you can do so on the stovetop or in the microwave.  Because time is always of the essence, the microwave is usually my method of choice.  

After heating it up, you may notice that the sauce separates a bit.  No worries.  Add a little bit of milk and mix it in.  This will bring your creamy pasta right back to life.

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Yield: 6-8 servings

Creamy Shrimp Pasta

Creamy Shrimp Pasta served in a white bowl.

This Creamy Shrimp Pasta recipe is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner. Tender shrimp and angel hair pasta smothered in homemade Alfredo sauce.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb large shrimp, deveined and tails off
  • 16 oz angel hair pasta
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Place olive oil, onion, and garlic in a large saucepan.
  2. Heat on medium heat until onions are transparent.
  3. Add shrimp. Continue cooking until shrimp are pink and opaque. Drain excess water off. Set aside.
  4. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook angel hair pasta according to package directions.
  5. While pasta is boiling, prepare the Alfredo sauce.
    Put heavy whipping cream and butter in a medium saucepan on medium heat. Stir frequently until butter is melted. Bring mixture to a slow boil.
  6. Stir in parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper until cheese is melted. Sauce will thicken.
  7. Pour Alfredo sauce over shrimp.
  8. Serve over cooked pasta, garnished with fresh parsley. 

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