Quick Shrimp Fettuccine with Pesto Alfredo Sauce


I love this shrimp fettucine recipe because it's quick, easy, and delicious.

shrimp fettucine on plate
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) box dry fettuccine pasta

  • ½ cup butter, divided

  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1 (8 ounce) package grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • 1 (3.5 ounce) jar prepared basil pesto


  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Cook fettucine at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a deep skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and garlic; cook and stir until shrimp turn pink, 2 to 3 minutes. Add remaining butter to the skillet and let melt. Stir in cream cheese and garlic powder until smooth, about 2 minutes. Stir in milk and Parmesan cheese until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth, about 2 minutes more. Season with pepper.

  3. Fold pesto into the cream sauce. Drain fettuccine and toss with sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

894 Calories
51g Fat
64g Carbs
46g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 894
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 51g 66%
Saturated Fat 28g 141%
Cholesterol 242mg 81%
Sodium 1103mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 46g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 718mg 55%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 539mg 11%

* 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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