Shrimp and Asparagus Fettuccine


This shrimp and asparagus pasta with Parmesan is a family favorite! It's made with very simple ingredients yet full of robust flavor. Perfect to serve to company or any night of the week.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces

  • ¾ cup olive oil, or more if needed

  • 6 cloves garlic, pressed

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 pound dry fettuccine pasta

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp - peeled, deveined, and tails removed

  • 2 tablespoons seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®), or to taste

  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, or more if desired


  1. Separate asparagus tips from remaining pieces.

  2. Heat 3/4 cup olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir garlic in hot oil until it begins to turn brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in asparagus (not the tips); season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until tender but still bright green, about 10 minutes. Add asparagus tips; cook and stir for 5 minutes.

  3. While the asparagus is cooking, fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Stir in fettuccine and return to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain well.

  4. Return fettuccine to the pot. Drizzle 2 teaspoons olive oil over noodles; toss to coat. Cover to keep warm.

  5. Use a slotted spoon to transfer asparagus from the skillet to a plate; leave excess oil in the skillet.

  6. Pat shrimp dry with paper towels, then place into the hot skillet. Sprinkle shrimp with seafood seasoning and cook over medium-high heat until bright pink on the outside and opaque in the center. Stir in asparagus and cook until heated through, 2 to 3 more minutes.

  7. Stir shrimp and asparagus into the cooked fettuccine. Add Parmesan cheese and toss to coat, adding more olive oil if needed to generously coat all ingredients.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

517 Calories
26g Fat
48g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 517
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 681mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 170mg 13%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 289mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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