Lemony Shrimp Fettuccine Recipe

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Pasta lovers, rejoice! You'll be amazed at how quick and easy it is to toss together this impressive seafood entree that boasts a classic white sauce with a hint of lemon. —Kathleen Specht, Clinton, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 12 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-2/3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/2 pounds peeled and deveined cooked shrimp (31-40 per pound)
  • 3/4 cup seeded chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped roasted sweet red pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted


  1. Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in cream. Bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 3-4 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low. Whisk in cheese until smooth. Add shrimp, tomato and red pepper; heat through. Stir in lemon peel and juice.
  2. Drain fettuccine; transfer to a large bowl. Add shrimp mixture; toss to combine. Sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Lemon Shrimp Fettuccine in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2015, p21

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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