Creamy Shrimp Alfredo

I love a good pasta dish.  Usually they are quick to make and you can add whatever you have on hand to make them your own dish.  That is exactly what I did with this dish that my Tennessee friend told me about.  Her family loved it so I knew that we would , too.  I was right.  It was a big hit.  I am not a lover of alfredo sauce.  It’s just too heavy for me.  I’m more the fresh tomato sauce person or pesto sauce.   I liked the dish the first night I served it, but  what I did with the leftovers the next night I loved!

If you’re not a shrimp lover I would just use grilled chicken breasts and why not throw in some spinach.  What a great combination that would be!   I made my own Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing, but you could buy it if you wanted to save a little extra time.   So here’s another quick and easy dish that is perfect now that school has started.

Creamy Shrimp Alfredo from Kraft

Yield 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb. linguine, uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
  • 1/2 – 1 lb. deveined peeled medium shrimp
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 oz. (3/4 of 8 oz. pkg. Cream cheese cubed)
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese plus some for serving
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to directions.
  2. Heat dressing in a  large skillet on medium heat.
  3. Add shrimp, cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.  Add garlic for the last minute.
  4. Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  5. Add cream cheese and broth to the remaining liquid in the skillet.  Cook 3-5 minutes or until cheese is completed melted.  Stirring frequently.
  6. Stir in shrimp and Parmesan Cheese.
  7. Drain pasta and add to the skillet.  Toss to coat.
  8. Top with Parmesan Cheese and parsley.

*Note We had leftovers and what I did with them I loved more than the original recipe.  In a large skillet I heated a little olive oil and dropped in about a cup of heirloom baby cherry tomatoes and heated until they were ready to pop.  I then added the leftover pasta and shrimp with a little water to thin it out stirring as it heated.  When it was good and hot I threw in some fresh arugula and cooked just until wilted.  Goodness, it was delicious!  All together  this made 5 good-sized servings and I just used 1/2 lb. shrimp.

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68 responses to “Creamy Shrimp Alfredo

  1. jenny borges

    This recipe looks great! Can’t wait to make it next weekend.

  2. Shaughnessy Peacock

    I learned that you can tell when shrimp are done because they turn pink.

  3. Taylor Jones. 1st period

    I learned that you can use leftovers to make a new dish.

  4. Rachael

    I learned that you can make something just as good the next day with leftovers as the night before wiht the real dish.

  5. cj chateau

    is there any other cheese that you could use on this dish

  6. Anna Scasny

    I learned that instead of shrimp, you can use chicken. Also that it us greta with spinich!

  7. I learned that not only can alfredo sauce is cooked with shrimps, it can also go with other types of meats.

  8. Brooke Nail

    I learned that these were great with having as leftovers as well! When all you have to do is heat in a a large skillet a little olive oil and drop about a cup of heirloom baby cherry tomatoes and heat until you’re ready to pop! Then just add.

  9. Amber Stevens

    i learned that you can use leftovers to make other dishes

  10. Trish Jenkins

    Another easy simple dish that you can make fast and add your favorite toppings to your liking

  11. desiree zepp

    this recipe reheats really well

  12. Alexis Cleckley

    I learned that this really easy to make with leftovers and you can make a completely new dish. You dont have to use shrimp you can use chicken and it will be just as good.

  13. Tori Chastain

    Usually they are quick to make and you can add whatever you have on hand to make them your own dish

  14. Hannah Wills

    I learned that it is easy to make and that you can add whatever you want to it.

  15. aubrey freeman

    you can cook the leftovers and make a whole nother dish just as good as the first.

  16. Jonathan Pham

    you can use leftover and still have a good meal

  17. Lauren Ochoa

    I didn’t know that you use chicken broth for a Creamy Shrimp Alfredo.

  18. brooke barnes

    i learned that you can use any other food in this if you dont like shrimp ! you can use whatever you think will taste good ! its a very easy to make and its very good!

  19. Eric Champion

    This looks like a great recipe to make simply because you can be as creative as you want to put what you want in it, this dish looks like its not very time-consuming so that would be be perfect to make.

  20. Rachel

    You can substitute shrimp for grilled chicken breast.

  21. haley!

    This is easy to make and you can put whatever you have on hand to put in it.

  22. Nayra

    You can use the leftovers to make a whole new recipe of the original one, and that if you dont like shrimp you can use some other type of meat like grilled chicken.

  23. Lexi Duncan- 2nd period

    I learned that shrimp alfredo is a good recipe to serve as a new dish by adding extra ingredients to the leftovers.

  24. Ana m

    I learned that shrimp doesn’t take a long time to cook, just about 2-3 minutes.

  25. amber amey

    I learned you have to cook pasta according to the directions because I normally just let them sit until they look ready

  26. Marlee King

    I learned that you cook the shrimp util they turn pink which takes about 2-3 minutes.

  27. Armand B.

    I learned that if you use fresh tomato sause it is alot lighter that alfredo sauce, if you dont like shimp you cant use grilled chicken. And you can also make Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing to go with it but if you dont want to make it you can go buy it.

  28. brea west

    They are quick to make and you can add whatever you want.

  29. madison Langley

    Madison l 3rd Shrimp only takes a few minutes to cook, but if you dont like shrimp you can use chicken breats.

  30. carlie shaw

    if you dont like shrimp, you can use (grilled) chicken. it works just the same.

  31. Shelby Garner

    i learned you can change the meat to chicken if you arent a big fan of shrimp.

  32. Miracle McDaniel - 3rd period

    If you don’t like alfredo sauce, a tomato or pesto sauce is an amazing substitute.

  33. Cody 3rd

    I learned that the alfredo is easy to cook and if you do not like shrimp, you can add any other topping you prefer such as grilled chicken.

  34. Paloma Ciranda

    If you dont like shimp, you can replace it with Chicken.

  35. curtis 3rd

    it is a good healthy meal because you can put chicken or any other type of meal or meat in it. its great for everyone

  36. Tori Attison

    I’m not much of a great cook so I usually cook chicken but I learned when cooking shrimp it only takes a little while to cook and to make sure it is fully cooked let it turn a little pink.

    3rd period

  37. I like how you can substitute the shrimp for chicken – it gives you many delicious options.

  38. Emily Gilbert

    I learned that you can make the pasta with just about anything on hand and the leftovers are just as great!

  39. Nick Wise

    I learned that you dont have to use shrimp for the alfedo you can use chicked breasts as well.

  40. Nicholas

    you can use chicken instead of shrimp and this dish is great with spinache

  41. RaShunda,Summer

    If you don’t like alfredo, you could use pesto,or tomato sauce.

  42. when the shrimp is done it would be pink !

  43. Brandi Stampley

    I learned that you can make something just as good the next day.

  44. Keri Lawrence

    I learned if you don’t like shrimp you can replace it with grilled chicken.

  45. cahlie edmondson

    i love that you can use the leftovers to make other dishes i did not know that.

  46. i learned that shrimp doesnt take long at all to cooke. About 2-3 mins.

  47. nestor gonzalez

    I agree with you its better when the sauce is pesto.

  48. Elizabeth Stevens 4th

    I learned from this blong that there are many alternatives to alfredo sauce if your not to keen with using it like pesto sauce or tomato sauce. You can also turn your leftovers into another dish and create your own sauce. It’s an easy meal to make.

  49. Luke McCowen

    I have learned that this a dish that can be altered to the likes of the one preparing it. In a way it can be made to your own specifacation and likes.

  50. jasmine

    i learned that you have to heat the dressing in a large skillet on medium heat.

  51. Breanna Swanson

    I learned that cooking alfredo may seem complex, but its actually very quick and simple!

  52. Dedriana Mims

    if you don’t like shrimp, you can use grilled chicken. Also if you don’t like alfredo you can use pesto or tomato sauce.

  53. Tiffani Willis

    You could use grilled chicken instead of shrimp and it would still taste good.

  54. Kailin

    I learned that you can tell when your shrimp is done because it turns pink.

  55. Brian Morrison

    I learned that when cooking shimpy you cook them until they turn pink.

  56. chance morris 4th

    I learned that the alfredo sauce used with the shrimp can also go well with other types of meat

  57. hannah schuster

    If your not a big fan of the alfrato sauce you can use alternatives, or you can make your own kind of sauce, also istead of srimp you can use chicken.

  58. khalista bester

    You have to heat the dressing in a large skillet on medium heat.

  59. Tkeya Dix (1st period)

    I learned that you can make something else out of the basics of this recipe. Also the it takes a small amount of shrimp to feed many. Tkeya Dix (1st period)

  60. Lindsey Steinke

    The shrimp is done when it turns pink.

  61. Erica Acha-Morfaw

    i leaves that the shrimp is ready when its a dark pink.

  62. Danielle Summers

    The shrimp turns pink when it is cooked all the way. If you do not like shrimp you can substitute it for chicken and if you don’t like Alfredo you can always use tomato sauce.

  63. Alana Oliver

    i learned that you can use dressing to make this.

  64. Jonathan Goldthwaite

    I learned that you can add your own substitute for shrimp whether it be chicken or steak and make it your own recipe.

  65. Abbie Post

    I learned that you need to heat the dressing in a large skillet on medium heat.

  66. Tori Chastain

    You dont have to use shrimp you can use chicken and it will be just as good

  67. jenny borges

    it was gert

  68. Amber G.

    You can tell when shrimp is done because it will turn pink

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