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30 Minute Cheesy Garlic Shrimp Alfredo

Shrimp Alfredo: A cheesy, garlick-y delicious pasta packed with shrimp, and an easy homemade Alfredo. Great weeknight dinner! This easy shrimp Alfredo pasta is a family favorite for a reason.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish, Sauce, Seafood
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: 30 minute recipe, cheesy alfredo, garlic shrimp alfredo, shrimp
Servings: 4
Calories: 484kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 Tbs flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbs butter
  • 3 Tbs minced garlic
  • 1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 cup grated Mozzarella cheese or 3 cheese blend
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese optional
  • Pepper to taste
  • Parsley to garnish


  • Using a hand mixer or blender, mix together the milk, cream cheese, flour, and salt until smooth, set aside
  • In a saucepan, melt butter and add garlic. Saute garlic for about a minute, then add in peeled and deveined shrimp
  • Cook 3-5 minutes, until pink, and just barely cooked through
  • Remove shrimp from pan, leave garlic and butter drippings in saucepan
  • Add milk mixture to the pan, and stir for 4 minutes on medium heat. Bring to a simmer, and keep stirring for about 6 more minutes until is starts to thicken.
  • Remove from heat, add grated cheese and Parmesan
  • Cover, let stand for about 5 minutes.
  • Add shrimp into sauce and let stand another 5 minutes
  • Serve over noodles of choice, I chose fettuccine. (1 lb package is sufficient)
  • Garnish with some dried parsley


Substitute chicken to make a chicken fettuccine Alfredo instead of a shrimp Alfredo pasta.


Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 377mg | Sodium: 1704mg | Potassium: 340mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1020IU | Vitamin C: 6.8mg | Calcium: 587mg | Iron: 3mg