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Blackened Shrimp Alfredo

This classic Blackened Shrimp Alfredo is ready in under 30 minutes, packed with flavor and guaranteed to leave you wanting more. You will love this rich and creamy alfredo sauce paired with the spicy blackened cajun inspired shrimp. This is a perfect meal to make at home and skip going out to a restaurant. It’s easy to control the heat to your desired taste and is pure comfort food. 

Why you'll love this recipe

  • Restaurant style Blackened Shrimp Alfredo ready in under 30 minutes.
  • This recipe uses minimal ingredients and pantry staples making it a quick and easy weeknight meal. 
  • Save a few bucks using frozen shrimp which is just as good as fresh behind the counter believe it or not!
  • Adjust the spice level up or down with the cayenne to make it family friendly for everyone. 
  • This meal is macro friendly, high protein and under 500 calories per serving. 
  • Great for leftovers and meal prep as it reheats wonderfully.

Can you reheat leftovers?

Yes! Leftovers microwave great. If for any reason your pasta seems to dry out in the microwave you can add a splash of milk to get it creamy again. However, you should be just fine! 

blackened shrimp alfredo

Ingredients and Substitutes:

Shrimp: I like to use frozen shrimp since it costs less at our local grocery store and the lady behind the seafood counter recommended I give it a shot a while back and I haven’t gone back. You can absolutely use fresh shrimp as well. Skip defrosting and be sure to devein and remove tails. You can also substitute shrimp with chicken. Cube chicken into bite size pieces and follow the same instructions. Be sure to cook until the chicken is fully cooked. 

Fettuccini Noodles: you can you use favorite brand or style noodles. Add more protein with Barilla ProteinPLUS Pasta or Barilla Gluten Free Fettuccini. For this recipe I am using standard Barilla Fettuccini. 

Blackened Seasoningif you have a favorite pre mixed blackening seasoning you can use that here. However, most store bought seasonings do have added sugar or high salt and mine is pretty great. If you have tried my Air Fryer Blackened Chicken, it is a must! 

Alfredo Sauce: you could use almond milk or another dairy free alternative and cheese but do note it will not turn out the same. The whole milk is used to thicken the sauce. You could also try full fat canned coconut milk in it’s place. This will sweeten up the dish some. 

Lower Fat: use a reduced fat parmesan cheese in place of full fat to bring the macros down some. 

Lower Carbs: swap out the noodles with zoodles, Miracle Noodles, Healthy Noodles (I find these at Costco and LOVE them), or a mix of half and half. 

Toppings: top with additional parmesan cheese and freshly chopped parsley. 

blackened shrimp alfredo

How to make Blackened Shrimp Alfredo

Step 1

Defrost the shrimpAdd the frozen shrimp to a bowl of luke warm water to defrost. Once the shrimp has defrosted remove tails and set aside. You can place in a colander and run water over them or directly in a bowl of water. Do not put them in warm water as it can easily start the cooking process. 

Step 2

Cook noodles: While prepping your shrimp cook fettuccini noodles in a pot of boiling water per package instructions. 

Step 3

Blackened Shrimp: Once the shrimp is shelled and ready, add paprika, garlic powder, cayenne, salt and pepper to the bowl of shrimp and mix together well to evenly coat. 

Step 4

Cook the ShrimpWarm a large pan over medium heat and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place the shrimp in the warm pan and cook until pink and cooked through. Approximately 4 minutes on each side for jumbo shrimp. Once the shrimp are fully cooked, pour into a bowl and set aside. 

 

Step 5

Make the alfredo sauce: In the same pan you cooked the shrimp add the milk, cheese, salt and pepper to taste and simmer until the cheese has melted and sauce begins to thicken. 

Step 6

Combine and serve: Add fettuccini noodles to the alfredo sauce and mix together to coat well. Serving options: Option 1: Add shrimp to the fettuccini and serve. Option 2: serve fettuccini and add desired shrimp on top. This is the best route if you want to be the most accurate with your portions.

What to serve with Blackened Shrimp Alfredo

These this dish will wow the crowd as a stand alone meal, you can pair with a side salad or veggies.

If you like this recipe be sure to check out some of our other easy meals!

Yields 

5 servings 

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings
2 lbs. jumbo frozen shrimp (deveined tail on)
8 oz. uncooked fettuccini noodles
1 Tbsp. smoked paprika
1/2 Tbsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
Fresh cracked pepper
Alfredo Sauce:
3/4 cup (84g) shredded parmesan cheese
1 cup whole milk
salt & pepper

Nutritional Information

437 Calories
11 Fat (g)
38 Carbs (g)
44 Protein (g)

Directions

1.

For frozen shrimp add all shrimp to a bowl of luke warm water to defrost. Once the shrimp has defrosted remove tails and set aside.
While prepping your shrimp cook fettuccini noodles in a pot of boiling water per package instructions.
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2.

Once the shrimp is shelled and ready, add paprika, garlic powder, cayenne, salt and pepper to the bowl of shrimp and mix together well to evenly coat.
Warm a large pan over medium heat and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
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3.

Place the shrimp in the warm pan and cook until pink and cooked through. Approximately 4 minutes on each side for jumbo shrimp.
Once the shrimp are fully cooked, pour into a bowl and set aside.
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4.

In the same pan you cooked the shrimp add the milk, cheese, salt and pepper to taste and simmer until the cheese has melted and sauce begins to thicken.
Add fettuccini noodles to the alfredo sauce and mix together to coat well.
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5.

Serving options: Option 1: Add shrimp to the fettuccini and serve. Option 2: serve fettuccini and add desired shrimp on top. This is the best route if you want to be the most accurate with your portions. Weigh your final fettuccini weight and divide by 5 for total serving size.
Macros listed for 5 servings of fettuccini and approx. 7-8 shrimp. Total 5 servings.
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1 Comment

  • Brandi A.

    This was absolutely amazing!! Thank you so much.

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