This is a very simple recipe and it tastes divine! My sister and I were trying to come up with the perfect Alfredo recipe and we found it.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • In a large skillet, cook and stir shrimp and garlic in the butter for about one minute. Pour in half and half; stir. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese in one tablespoon at a time, stirring constantly. After all Parmesan is added, mix in parsley and salt. Stir frequently making sure it does not boil. Sauce will take a while to thicken.

  • When sauce has thickened, combine with cooked pasta noodles; serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

440 calories; protein 29.2g; carbohydrates 57.7g; fat 10.6g; cholesterol 172mg; sodium 280.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2005
Wonderful! Very easy to make, too. Because the recipe calls for cooked shrimp, I think next time I will add them at the very end -- by the time the sauce thickened, the shrimp were overcooked. I added 1/2 tsp. salt, and although pepper wasn't called for, I added 1/4 tsp. pepper - would keep those additions the same next time. I also used fat-free half-and-half + 1 1/2 Tbl. cornstarch to thicken. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2007
after adding the half & half I stirred a good half hour it wasn't getting thick. After turning off the heat it started to thicken. OTHER WISE THE RECEIPE WAS DELICIOUS WHAT IS THE SECRET FOR MAKING ALFREDO SAUCE Read More
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  • 2 star values: 24
  • 1 star values: 16
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2005
Wonderful! Very easy to make, too. Because the recipe calls for cooked shrimp, I think next time I will add them at the very end -- by the time the sauce thickened, the shrimp were overcooked. I added 1/2 tsp. salt, and although pepper wasn't called for, I added 1/4 tsp. pepper - would keep those additions the same next time. I also used fat-free half-and-half + 1 1/2 Tbl. cornstarch to thicken. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(1059)
Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2006
Made this last night, but changed a few things, added saute mushrooms, which I added 6 chopped cloves of garlic, fresh parsley, before adding it to the sauce, also used 1 cup grated cheese and half and half. Added shrimp last just before sauce thickened. It was so good hubby asked me to make it again soon! A keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2003
This was very good and quick! I doubled the parmesan cheese and added chopped broccoli. If your sauce takes too long to thicken, remove from heat. It thickened in 2 minutes off the heat. This is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2009
Luckily, I listened to another reviewer's advice; 1lb of noodles is way too much! I used only half of the package for the amount of sauce made. Also, I made sure to remove the shrimp before making the sauce to avoid it being overcooked. It was delish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2007
I made this for my mom's birhtday and everyone loved it, all 15 guests!!! I took the advise of others and doubled the ingredients for the sauce and added the shrimp at the end so it wouldn't be overcooked. I'll definetely keep making this instead of buying canned alfredo sauce! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2007
after adding the half & half I stirred a good half hour it wasn't getting thick. After turning off the heat it started to thicken. OTHER WISE THE RECEIPE WAS DELICIOUS WHAT IS THE SECRET FOR MAKING ALFREDO SAUCE Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2010
This is wonderful as written. It does take a little while to thicken. I am constantly amazed at people who rate a dish when they have completely changed the ingredients and measurements. It changes the whole recipe. Submit your own version instead of rating one that is so totally altered! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2006
Excellent recipe! Of all the search results that came up for this dish I chose this one because it had the best nutritional data. It was VERY easy and quick to prepare but most of all had GREAT (resturant quality)flavor. I will definitely add it to my list of personal favorites. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2007
This recipe is so simple and produces a great meal. I didn't add cornstarch or flower; instead I simply reduced the sauce until the consistency was right. It too an additional 20 minutes, but it was worth it! Read More
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