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Garlic Shrimp Alfredo

Garlic shrimp with penne pasta and a homemade alfredo sauce, all in one pot.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Garlic Shrimp Alfredo
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 754 kcal


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound shrimp medium sized, peeled, deveined, tail off
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons italian parsley chopped
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 cups parmesan cheese freshly shredded, plus more for topping
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper freshly ground


  1. Heat two tablespoons olive oil in large sauté pan over medium heat. Add minced garlic and cook 3-4 minutes, until garlic starts to soften but not brown. Add shrimp and season lightly with salt and pepper. Cook shrimp just until it turns pink. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over shrimp, then sprinkle with parsley. Transfer shrimp and garlic mixture, scraping out all liquid into a bowl and cover to keep warm.

  2. In same pan, add uncooked pasta, 2 tablespoon oil oil, chicken broth, heavy cream, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover. Simmer covered for about 15 mminutes, or until pasta is al dente.

  3. Remove from heat and gradually stir in parmesan cheese followed by shrimp and garlic mixture. Sauce will thicken as it cools.

Recipe Notes

Avoid using pre shredded parmesan cheese as it will not melt smoothly into sauce. 

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Shrimp Alfredo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 754 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 23g144%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 258mg86%
Sodium 1304mg57%
Potassium 382mg11%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 1350IU27%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 735mg74%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.