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August 19, 2020 3 min read

Creamy shrimp fettuccine alfredo is an Italian-inspired recipe with everything you could ever need from a rich, seafood pasta dish.

Our recipe is cooked the Italian way, bursting with cream, parmesan cheese, garlic, butter, to make a mouthwatering classic alfredo sauce. The fettuccine and the shrimp complement the sauce delightfully, and it's a recipe that you can cook up in no time at all.

Making your own homemade pasta is hands down the best way to boost up this recipe, so we give directions for preparing fettuccine noodles as well. Top your wine glass off with a dry white wine when it's dinner time, and you'll be in heaven.


Shrimp fettuccine recipe FAQ

That's how easy it is to cook up shrimp fettuccine, and it's not too difficult to prepare homemade pasta either.

Here's a quick FAQ for our shrimp fettuccine recipe to answer any further questions you might have about preparing this deliciously creamy dish.

How can I tell when my shrimp is cooked?

This question is the most commonly asked when it comes to preparing shrimp fettuccine. Shrimp doesn't take long to cook, and you won't need to have them on medium heat for longer than 4 minutes.

You can tell when the shrimp are ready because they start to turn a distinctive pink color while also becoming opaque. Many shrimp are already partially cooked and will be slightly pink when you buy from the store. Raw shrimp is gray and transparent and takes a longer time to make on the skillet than partially cooked shrimp.

Overcooking the shrimp will give them a much tougher exterior, so try not to overdo them or cook them on too high a heat if you want the best shrimp with your fettuccine!

How long should I cook the fettuccine pasta?

For the best shrimp fettuccine alfredo, we prefer the fettuccine pasta noodles to be "al dente." We hate it when the pasta is overcooked, as it can start to fall apart when you're eating!

Different kinds of pasta take different lengths of time to cook through properly. Check the packaging for the optimum cooking time if you're using store-bought pasta.

Dried pasta takes longer to cook than fresh pasta, and thicker pasta takes longer to cook than thinner pasta.

Ideally, your pasta should be a little firm when you start to drain it. Remember, it's going to cook a little bit in the alfredo sauce too when you mix it all up in the saucepan.

What can I serve with shrimp fettuccine?

You can serve shrimp fettuccine all on its own, and it will make for a delicious meal, but you can also add a few sides for added taste and authenticity.

A classic Italian side dish that goes well with any pasta dish is garlic bread. You'll find this in your local store, but you can quickly bake garlic bread at home. Simply slice up a baguette, cover each piece in garlic butter or garlic oil, and then bake in the oven for a few minutes. You could melt mozzarella on top if you're feeling particularly fancy!

If you want to even out all that cheese with a little green goodness, then why not put together a quick side salad? Add leafy greens to cucumber and tomatoes, and drizzle a little olive oil over the salad.

What can I do with leftover shrimp fettuccine?

If you have any leftover shrimp fettuccine, you can store in the fridge for up to 48 hours or leave in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Allow the leftovers to cool down before transferring the shrimp fettuccine to a resealable box or ziplock bag to keep in the freshness before storing it in the fridge or freezer.

When you need to defrost the shrimp fettuccine, let it thaw naturally on the side, or put it on low power in the microwave. You can reheat shrimp fettuccine in the microwave or on low heat in a skillet.

Our recipe is one of the easiest and creamiest shrimp fettuccine alfredo recipes we've ever tried, and we guarantee that you're going to love it! It's simple to prepare, even if you're planning on adding a homely touch with some homemade pasta for the shrimp fettuccine. Why not bookmark our shrimp fettuccine alfredo recipe for your next seafood pasta evening?

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