Garlic Shrimp Alfredo Pasta – a very simple dinner dish that will literally take only 35 minutes to make! This delicious, homemade, very creamy white cheese Italian pasta sauce includes the four-cheese blend: Mozzarella, White Cheddar, Provolone, Asiago cheeses.
I love quick and easy recipes – they make my life so much easier! This pasta dish takes only 35 minutes to make, yet it tastes so amazingly delicious and looks very impressive – which makes everybody think that you put a lot of time and effort into it! Certainly not 35 minutes!
First, you’ll be cooking shrimp in butter, with 5 cloves of finely minced garlic – this will fill your house with a wonderful smell of cooked garlic!
Second, you will cook and drain the pasta. Then, you’ll combine the cooked pasta with the alfredo sauce ingredients and cook everything for several minutes until the cheeses blend nicely with the liquid ingredients. Finally, you’ll add shrimp. That’s it! Super easy!
I’ve used 1 pound of small cooked shrimp to make this recipe (it was about 90 shrimp count). This recipe can easily be gluten free: just use gluten free brown rice spaghetti.
1 and 1/2 cups of Four-Cheese Italian White Cheese Blend (Mozzarella, White Cheddar, Provolone, Asiago)
parsley or chives or green onions, finely chopped
Cook minced garlic and shrimp in olive oil and butter for about 2 minutes on medium heat, occasionally stirring, without burning. Remove the shrimp from the pan.
Cook pasta in a separate pan, drain. Reserve some of cooked pasta water. Dissolve 1 cube of chicken broth bullion in 1 cup of hot pasta water.
Add pasta water (with the dissolved chicken broth bullion cube in it), heavy cream, and cooked spaghetti to the skillet where you cooked shrimp. Bring to boil, stirring. Once the liquids are boiling, immediately add cheese and keep stirring everything together (spaghetti and the cream), while boiling, until cheese melts and coats pasta, for about 1 minute. Reduce to simmer and continue to cook, constantly stirring, to thicken the sauce - for another minute or two. Stir in half amount of shrimp.
To serve, top each serving with the remaining half amount of shrimp and top with chives or finely chopped chives, or green onions, or parsley