Shrimp in Cream Sauce Recipe
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Shrimp in Cream Sauce Recipe

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Looking for an extra-special Christmas Eve entree to delight your busy crowd? My family always manages to make time for this rich shrimp dish. We enjoy it over golden egg noodles.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 pounds large uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Hot cooked noodles or rice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 240 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 216mg cholesterol, 410mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 20g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add broth and garlic. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in the cream, parsley, paprika, salt and pepper.
  2. Butterfly shrimp, by cutting lengthwise almost in half, but leaving shrimp attached at opposite side. Spread to butterfly. Place cut side down in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Pour cream sauce over shrimp. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Serve with noodles or rice. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Shrimp in Cream Sauce in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2003, p39

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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rebelwithoutaclue User ID: 4288906 147232
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

"Just add 1/4 cup of dry sherry to this and you have an outstanding Newburg Sauce. I would not make this recipe like it is, seeing how close I was to a traditional Newburg. I couldn't forgive myself. In the last 5 weeks have made Shrimp Newburg and Crawfish Newburg. Next up is Crab & Crawfish Newburg. But I need a couple more sessions at the gym first."

best of home cooks User ID: 5361390 100130
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2012

"This was so delicious, we ;oved it and was so simple to make."

angi.gates User ID: 3348770 58150
Reviewed May. 10, 2011

"I meant great."

angi.gates User ID: 3348770 61701
Reviewed May. 10, 2011

"I have made this recipe with both shrimp and chicken. It's grat holiday recipe to use when the family comes over or for special occasions."

steelerter User ID: 3391449 53277
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2011

"I used precooked heated shrimpand added precooked chinese vegetables. I heated through just long enough to make hot. Put over fettachine noodles. It was gone in no time."

JDawes1031 User ID: 4915908 80768
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

"Noodles....I meant"

JDawes1031 User ID: 4915908 80767
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

"I made with spinach noddles.....very tasty"

keverwann User ID: 1807985 112727
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2009

"This was yummy and easy. We used bow-tie pasta instead. We made a quarter recipe and it took 14 minutes to cook the 1/2 pound of shrimp."

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