One-Pot Seafood Alfredo

Succulent sautéed shrimp and sweet lump crab meat in a delicious homemade alfredo sauce. This homemade one-pot seafood alfredo is better than Olive Garden!

This One-Pot Seafood Alfredo is going to be your new favorite meal. Succulent sautéed shrimp and sweet lump crab meat in a homemade alfredo sauce. This meal is so easy to make and absolutely delicious! This one-pot meal is so quick, you can easily make it on a busy weeknight. But it’s so delicious and elegant, it’s perfect for entertaining. If you are cooking for a crowd, you can double the recipe and keep cooking times the same, just plan on sautéing the shrimp in two batches so they don’t over crowd the pan.

 

Succulent sautéed shrimp and sweet lump crab meat in a delicious homemade alfredo sauce. This homemade one-pot seafood alfredo is better than Olive Garden!

The fresh crab meat in the recipe is what puts it over the top. Once you toss the pasta, the crab meat blends in with the alfredo and, oh my goodness, it is delicious.

 

Succulent sautéed shrimp and sweet lump crab meat in a delicious homemade alfredo sauce. This homemade one-pot seafood alfredo is better than Olive Garden!

For this recipe, I used peeled and deveined shrimp from my local grocery store seafood counter and whole snow crab legs. To get the best quality crab meat available to me, I used whole snow crab legs and removed the crab meat myself. Depending on season and availability, this would be even easier with a king crab leg. Some groceries stores even offer fresh lump crab meat at the seafood counter.

Here is a quick video of the recipe so you can see how easy it is to make!

 

One-Pot Seafood Alfredo

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4

One-Pot Seafood Alfredo

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 pound of uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8 oz of lump crab meat
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 14 oz can of low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 cup of heavy cream (not whipping cream)
  • 8 oz of uncooked fettuccine pasta noodles
  • 3 oz of freshly shredded real parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • Flat leaf parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Start by heating olive oil to medium high.
  2. Sauté shrimp seasoned with ½ a teaspoon of kosher salt and a few turns of freshly ground pepper just until they start to turn pink, 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and continue to cook another minute.
  4. Remove shrimp from pan and set aside to be added back in after pasta cooks.
  5. Add chicken broth, heavy cream, and uncooked pasta to pan and stir.
  6. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer.
  7. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in freshly shredded parmesan cheese.
  9. Stir in sautéed shrimp and fresh crab meat.
  10. Season with salt and pepper as needed.
  11. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve.
  12. Alfredo sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.

Notes

Make sure you use heavy cream in this recipe vs whipping cream. Heavy cream has a higher fat content and will create a thicker sauce.

Use freshly grated parmesan cheese for best results. Pre shredded parmesan cheese does not melt as smoothly as freshly shredded.

http://www.number-2-pencil.com/2016/10/09/one-pot-seafood-alfredo/

 

Adapted from my One-Pan Chicken Alfredo and One-Pot Cajun Chicken and Sausage Alfredo – these are both reader favorites!

Succulent sautéed shrimp and sweet lump crab meat in a delicious homemade alfredo sauce. This homemade one-pot seafood alfredo is better than Olive Garden!

 

 

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See my one-pot recipes here:

15 Easy One Pot Meals

More easy dinner recipes here:

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