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Creamy Linguine Shrimp Alfredo

Our shrimp Alfredo pasta is both light and comforting. It is a perfect teaser for spring and summer weather, but is nourishing enough to be a delicious winter recipe. Every bite feels like you’re taking a trip to a beach town on the coast of Italy.

Topped with fresh herbs and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, this recipe is going to have all of your diners begging for seconds. We promise you are going to want to save this recipe to your savory Pinterest board. The whole family is going to absolutely love it!

 

What are the best noodles to use for Alfredo Pasta?

There are plenty of noodles that work well to soak in the flavors of a delicious Alfredo sauce. We personally love to use tagliatelle pasta. The width of the pasta noodle is perfect for picking up the creamy Alfredo sauce. You really can’t go wrong with it!

Here are some alternative noodle shapes that accompany this recipe:

  • When you hear of a recipe with Alfredo sauce, it is likely that fettuccine Alfredo comes to mind! That is because fettuccine is most traditionally paired with Alfredo sauce. The long ribbons are a bit wider than tagliatelle, but are a similar shape otherwise.
  • Linguine noodles are another flat noodled pasta that can accompany this dish. They are also a similar shape to both fettuccine and tagliatelle, but are more narrow. Because they are flat, they soak up this creamy Alfredo sauce better than a fine noodle like spaghetti.
  • Papardelle is the widest ribbon-shaped pasta noodles. You might notice a trend that ribboned noodles are truly the perfect match for Alfredo sauce! These wide ribbons cook quickly, and carry thick, dairy based pasta sauces so well!
  • If a long ribboned noodle isn’t your thing, you can use bow ties, also called Farfalle, for this recipe. The crevices of the bowtie will carry this thick and creamy Alfredo sauce with every bite.

How to cook pasta

Unlike many of our pasta recipes we make here at Food Dolls that we cook in a single pot, we cook the pasta ahead of incorporating it into this sauce. If you’re looking for some stellar one pot pasta recipes, where we cook the pasta alongside the ingredients, you will find our favorites right here!

To cook pasta to perfection, you will want to start with a medium stock pot filled with water. Bring the pot of water up to a boil and heavily salt it. It is important to make sure the water is at a rolling boil before you add the pasta. This helps prevent overcooking!

You also want the water to taste like seawater. This is because pasta picks up the most flavor when it is rehydrating. Salting the pasta during the cooking process helps to season it from within.

While the flavor of the sauce is a key component of any pasta dish, the pasta noodles don’t have much of an opportunity to really soak in the flavors after they are cooked. This is why it is important to salt pasta water!

Can I make shrimp Alfredo gluten free?

You sure can! To make gluten free shrimp Alfredo, simply swap out the pasta noodles for your favorite gluten free pasta. We still recommend using a ribbon shaped pasta, but you can use whatever your heart desires!

Be sure to follow the directions on the packaging for cooking instructions as gluten-free pasta noodles cook differently than wheat based pasta noodles.

How to make shrimp linguine Alfredo

  1. Add olive oil to a wide based pan. Heat the pan on the stove-top over medium heat.
  2. Next, add the shrimp and season with salt, pepper, thyme and oregano. When the shrimp turn pink, remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Add butter to the same pan you used to cook the shrimp. Follow that by adding garlic and sauté the garlic until it is soft and fragrant.
  4. Then, add in the broth, heavy cream and shredded parmesan cheese. Combine these ingredients using a whisk to develop the Alfredo sauce.
    • Note: If you are using a non-stick pan make sure you use a silicone whisk so that it doesn’t scratch the bottom of the pan.
  5. Allow the sauce to bubble and thicken.
  6. Put the cooked shrimp back in the pan, followed by the cooked pasta. Lastly, add the parsley and mix everything together.
  7. Serve hot with a sprinkle of parmesan and fresh herbs!

Linguine Shrimp Alfredo

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Our shrimp Alfredo pasta is both light and comforting and perfect dinner! If you're looking for creamy pasta with shrimp, this one fits the bill!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories
Ingredients
  
  • 12 oz linguine pasta
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 20 large raw uncooked shrimp
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ½ oregano
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup parsely
Instructions
 
  • Add olive oil to a wide based pan. Heat the pan on the stove-top over medium heat.
  • Next, add the shrimp and season with salt, pepper, thyme and oregano. When the shrimp turn pink, remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Add butter to the same pan you used to cook the shrimp. Follow that by adding garlic and sauté the garlic until it is soft and fragrant.
  • Add in broth, heavy cream and shredded parmesan cheese. Combine these ingredients using a whisk to develop the Alfredo sauce.
  • Allow the sauce to bubble and thicken.
  • Put the cooked shrimp back in the pan, followed by the cooked pasta. Lastly, add the parsley and mix everything together.
  • Serve hot with a sprinkle of parmesan and fresh herbs!
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