Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
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Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

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“This has always been a favorite, so when I started cooking healthier, I tried different ways to lighten it. Less butter and fat-free half-and-half worked well, along with using a little flour to thicken the sauce. " Evelyn Slade - Fruita, CO
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 6 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 1 pound cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 397 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 193mg cholesterol, 670mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 34g protein.


  1. Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add half-and-half. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Drain fettuccine; stir into pan. Stir in the shrimp, cheese and salt; heat through. Sprinkle with parsley before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo in Healthy Cooking August/September 2009, p62

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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spronovo User ID: 3118526 210943
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2014

"This is a great simple recipe. I used raw shrimp and fried them in a pan with a bit of butter and garlic powder before adding them to the sauce. Delicious."

yadviga User ID: 7270661 165659
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2014

"Just wondering, do you have to use cooked Shrimp, or could you add the raw shrimp and have it cook in the sauce? Obviously I am not a good cook or I would know the answer. So I look to you for help. The recipe sounds good, and I could do this. Just looking for a bit of help. Thanks!"

SarahMarks1 User ID: 6685607 106244
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2014

"JoyIsaacs -- You didn't review this recipe -- You reviewed your own! I can't review since I haven't tried it yet. I'm sure that following the recipe it will be just the way I like it. Have to give a rating in order to submit so I will give it 5 stars in anticipation of making it."

decar48 User ID: 5127622 116377
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"This was okay. Nothing great. It was missing something to give it the restaurant quality dish taste."

[email protected] User ID: 3864962 144735
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2014

"This was excellent. Definitely will make it again."

darle258 User ID: 7228354 170645
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2013

"Delicious recipe! My family loved it. Didn't even notice it was made with half/half instead of heavy cream."

joyisaacs User ID: 6831209 182740
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013

"I added peas and carrots to this recipe. It made at least 6 servings for my family. I used skim milk instead of fat free 1/2 & 1/2, and the sauce was very thin-not like creamy alfredo should be. Still, for such low fat sauce, it was good."

lovingretirement User ID: 6710988 183959
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2012

"This was excellent, although I used heavy cream because that's what I had available. This is my new go-to recipe for Fettuccine Alfredo."

lutherallie User ID: 2823623 181933
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2012

"This was awesome!"

movnspeechGA User ID: 249584 116375
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2010

"This was very good and I will be making it again. It was a bit thick, so I may add just a tad of milk to thin it with. chicken would be good in it instead of the shrimp."

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