Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Shrimp and Alfredo Pasta

I've never been a huge fan of shrimp, but since my husband loves it I toss him a bone every now and then and make a dish that has shrimp in it. But if the other parts of the meal are even better, well that's just a win for everyone.

That's the case with this delicious Shrimp and Alfredo Pasta. While the shrimp is the meat in the dish, it's by no means the star. The ingredients merge well to create an incredibly satisfying taste that's rich and flavorful.

1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper

1/2 lb. penne pasta
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1/2 C. mozzarella cheese
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp parsley

Alfredo Sauce Ingredients 
2 Tbsp butter
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp flour
1 can evaporated milk (6 oz.)
1/4 C. chicken broth
1 oz. cream cheese
Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the Alfredo sauce by melting the butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute the garlic for a couple minutes, then whisk in the flour until it begins to brown. Carefully whisk in the evaporated milk, stirring constantly, until the sauce begins to thicken. Add the chicken broth and cream cheese and stir until sauce becomes smooth. Salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Spread shrimp evenly across a baking sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Lightly coat with olive oil and salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 6-8 minutes at 400 degrees. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the penne pasta according to package instructions.
  4. Combine the pasta, shrimp, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, Alfredo sauce and red pepper flakes in a large bowl. Mix well.
  5. Pour this mixture into a greased glass baking dish and top with Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the cheese melts and begins to turn a light brown.
  7. Remove and sprinkle parsley.

This dish is a piece of cake to prepare and the Alfredo sauce is awesome. Definitely a dish kids will like as much as the adults.

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Seattle Travel Blogger said...

My husband loves when I add red pepper flakes to a dish, and we both love shrimp. I'll definitely be making this for him.

Masshole Mommy said...

We don't eat seafood, but with chicken this would be awesome.

Erin said...

My hubby will loooove this! Cheese and seafood are probably his favorite foods!

Kelly Meier said...

We have chicken alfredo a lot, but I never thought to try it with shrimp! Will definitely be adding the ingredients to this week's grocery list.

ana de jesus said...

This is gorgeous thank you for sharing

Monica Atkins said...

I don't love chicken alfredo, but I love shrimp and this looks so incredibly tempting to make. How creative!

Roxanne Ferber said...

No words. Just drool.

Crystal said...

Homemade alfredo is one of my favorites. The creaminess in this dish makes it look incredible!

Nicole Escat said...

OMG!! Pasta is my favorite, this one is look fantastic!! I wanna grab it from my screen. lol

Nicole Escat said...

OMG!! Pasta is my favorite, this one is look fantastic!! I wanna grab it from my screen. lol

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I love Alfredo pasta, but not a fan of shrimp. I should try this recipe but substitute the meat with another type.

Jaclyn Kent said...

Ahh this sounds delicious! My husband doesn't like shrimp (or any type of seafood), but I still make a few dishes for myself!

Jaclyn Anne said...

My husband and I both love shrimp, and will love this recipe! Thank you!

Julie @ Girl on the Move said...

Oh this looks quite yummy! I love shrimp so I'm always looking for good shrimp recipes :)

Liz Mays said...

It looks like such a hearty and delicious dinner. My family will love it!

Living a Fit and Full Life said...

This looks so good! I'll have to try it!

Ron's Food Trips said...

looks delicious, easy to make and all the ingredients I like, thank you!

Alli @ Tornadough Alli said...

This looks so great! My husband is a huge shrimp alfredo lover and I love trying out other alfredo recipes so this will be at the top of my must make list for sure! Thanks for sharing at #WonderfulWednesdays

CJ Huang said...

We love shrimp since you can cook it so quickly! This alfredo sounds full of yum. :) I hope you can stop on by and share this or any other recipe with us on Five Friday Finds!