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
- 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
- Cook pasta according to directions.
- Heat dressing in a large skillet on medium heat.
- Add shrimp, cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Add garlic for the last minute.
- Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon and set aside.
- Add cream cheese and broth to the remaining liquid in the skillet. Cook 3-5 minutes or until cheese is completed melted. Stirring frequently.
- Stir in shrimp and Parmesan Cheese.
- Drain pasta and add to the skillet. Toss to coat.
- 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”
This recipe looks great! Can’t wait to make it next weekend.
I learned that you can tell when shrimp are done because they turn pink.
I learned that you can use leftovers to make a new dish.
I learned that you can make something just as good the next day with leftovers as the night before wiht the real dish.
is there any other cheese that you could use on this dish
I learned that instead of shrimp, you can use chicken. Also that it us greta with spinich!
I learned that not only can alfredo sauce is cooked with shrimps, it can also go with other types of meats.
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.
i learned that you can use leftovers to make other dishes
Another easy simple dish that you can make fast and add your favorite toppings to your liking
this recipe reheats really well
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.
Usually they are quick to make and you can add whatever you have on hand to make them your own dish
I learned that it is easy to make and that you can add whatever you want to it.
you can cook the leftovers and make a whole nother dish just as good as the first.
you can use leftover and still have a good meal
I didn’t know that you use chicken broth for a Creamy Shrimp Alfredo.
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!
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.
You can substitute shrimp for grilled chicken breast.
This is easy to make and you can put whatever you have on hand to put in it.
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.
I learned that shrimp alfredo is a good recipe to serve as a new dish by adding extra ingredients to the leftovers.
I learned that shrimp doesn’t take a long time to cook, just about 2-3 minutes.
I learned you have to cook pasta according to the directions because I normally just let them sit until they look ready
I learned that you cook the shrimp util they turn pink which takes about 2-3 minutes.
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.
They are quick to make and you can add whatever you want.
Madison l 3rd Shrimp only takes a few minutes to cook, but if you dont like shrimp you can use chicken breats.
if you dont like shrimp, you can use (grilled) chicken. it works just the same.
i learned you can change the meat to chicken if you arent a big fan of shrimp.
If you don’t like alfredo sauce, a tomato or pesto sauce is an amazing substitute.
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.
If you dont like shimp, you can replace it with Chicken.
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
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.
I like how you can substitute the shrimp for chicken – it gives you many delicious options.
I learned that you can make the pasta with just about anything on hand and the leftovers are just as great!
I learned that you dont have to use shrimp for the alfedo you can use chicked breasts as well.
you can use chicken instead of shrimp and this dish is great with spinache
If you don’t like alfredo, you could use pesto,or tomato sauce.
when the shrimp is done it would be pink !
I learned that you can make something just as good the next day.
I learned if you don’t like shrimp you can replace it with grilled chicken.
i love that you can use the leftovers to make other dishes i did not know that.
i learned that shrimp doesnt take long at all to cooke. About 2-3 mins.
I agree with you its better when the sauce is pesto.
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.
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.
i learned that you have to heat the dressing in a large skillet on medium heat.
I learned that cooking alfredo may seem complex, but its actually very quick and simple!
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.
You could use grilled chicken instead of shrimp and it would still taste good.
I learned that you can tell when your shrimp is done because it turns pink.
I learned that when cooking shimpy you cook them until they turn pink.
I learned that the alfredo sauce used with the shrimp can also go well with other types of meat
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.
You have to heat the dressing in a large skillet on medium heat.
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)
The shrimp is done when it turns pink.
i leaves that the shrimp is ready when its a dark pink.
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.
i learned that you can use dressing to make this.
I learned that you can add your own substitute for shrimp whether it be chicken or steak and make it your own recipe.
I learned that you need to heat the dressing in a large skillet on medium heat.
You dont have to use shrimp you can use chicken and it will be just as good
it was gert
You can tell when shrimp is done because it will turn pink