Creamy Shrimp Alfredo is hearty and delicious comfort food. Quick and easy to make with simple ingredients. Pairs well with a green salad.
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I purchased an 8 ounce package (same as 2 cups) of shredded mozzarella cheese. Shot a photo of the empty bag after using some in several recipes including my Creamy Alfredo Shrimp.
Purchased some pre-cooked shrimp from a local grocery store to use as a main ingredient in my Creamy Shrimp Alfredo.
Pre-cooked shrimp saves time which makes this a quick dish to prepare. Perfect for busy weeknights. Simply rinse thoroughly before using.
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Creamy Shrimp Alfredo
Creamy Alfredo Sauce
- 2 tablespoons unsalted sweet cream butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 clove fresh garlic, minced or use garlic powder
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated or use store-bought grated Parmesan cheese
- 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese low-moisture
- 1/2 teaspoon salt to taste use less or more as preferred
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper or use ground black pepper
- 20 small or medium pre-cooked shrimp Thoroughly rinsed as written on package's instructions.
- salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon paprika, optional or use preferred seasonings
- chopped fresh or dried parsley, optional use for garnish
Creamy Alfredo Sauce
- In medium saucepan over low heat, stir together unsweetened butter, olive oil and minced garlic until butter is melted.
- Slowly pour in 2 cups of heavy whipping cream. Stir until well combined.
- Add grated Parmesan cheese and shredded mozzarella cheese. Stir until cheese is melted (2-3 minutes).
- Turn heat off. Season with preferred amounts of salt and white (or black) pepper. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, season prepared pre-cooked shrimp with preferred seasonings. I use salt and paprika.
- Stir prepared shrimp into creamy alfredo sauce.
- Sprinkle with chopped parsley (optional).
- Serve hot.