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Broccoli Shrimp Alfredo Recipe

Broccoli Shrimp Alfredo Recipe

After tasting fettuccine Alfredo at a restaurant, I tried to duplicate the recipe at home. You can't imagine how pleased I was when I came up with this delicious version. Not only does my family love the creamy dish, but my husband prefers it to the one at the restaurant. —Rae Natoli, Kingston, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cups frozen broccoli florets
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper


  • 1. Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute shrimp and garlic in butter until shrimp turn pink. Remove and set aside.
  • 2. In the same skillet, combine the cream cheese, milk and Parmesan cheese; cook and stir until cheeses are melted and mixture is smooth.
  • 3. Place 1 in. of water in a saucepan; add broccoli. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until tender. Drain. Stir the broccoli, shrimp, salt and pepper into cheese sauce; heat through. Drain fettuccine; top with shrimp mixture. Yield: 4 servings.

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LBurkey User ID: 3719865 268367
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2017

"It was a warm summer day and I didn't want to start up my oven, so I gave this recipe a try. I used whole wheat linguini instead of fettucine, and my husband and I both enjoyed it. I also used fresh brocolli florets and dropped them into the hot sauce with the shrimp and cooked them all together for a couple of minutes, until the brocolli was crisp tender. Very easy and delicious meal."

djmcclimon User ID: 8470923 254763
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2016

"Wonderful. Will be my go to recipe for broccoli shrimp alfredo. Will add sliced fresh mushrooms next time ."

paul3303 User ID: 1713232 244259
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016

"I usually make my Alfredo with heavy cream and fresh parmesan. Tried this one with added parmesan and it was great. Also cheaper using milk instead of heavy cream."

ktype User ID: 4188985 225317
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2015

"This was great!"

gucci65 User ID: 7131119 222064
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

"This is a great recipe. The only thing is I added romano cheese. I tend to like strong flavors in dishes like this. Thats just what I like. ! Will make this a keeper !!!"

Hungrygammon User ID: 7614231 221392
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2015

"Awesome--my family loved this!"

THeadvocate317 User ID: 7540255 220851
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015

"we loved it easy to make"

Theelia User ID: 8252155 220544
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

"This recipe is awesome. My family loved it!!!!"

ritamae1227 User ID: 8100302 220513
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"It was easy to make and very good."

abashu User ID: 6784654 220469
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"An all in one dish, side dish needed. Tastes great."

bamj222 User ID: 2589753 220436
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2015

"its good"

MontanaRonni User ID: 7436840 220266
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2015

"I agree that it is not as much like Alfredo sauce as I hoped. I may try it again and use much less cream cheese and way more parmesan."

krtoo User ID: 3768207 220005
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2015

"Excellent!!! Will certainly make this again."

Courtwitch User ID: 7689652 219931
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2015

"Since I've gotten lazier the older I get, I'm sure you could use Ragu Roasted Garlic Parmesan Sauce instead of making your own from scratch. This has been a staple with us for years because you can interchange any meat and any vegetables. Last night I tried it with salmon filets and frozen California Blend Vegetables and it was delicious. (This is no small feat as we really don't like the flavor of salmon but we live by the mantra of "you catch it, you eat it!""

tsuop User ID: 6274346 219924
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2015

"I've been making this since I discovered it at Red Lobster many years ago. I use ALL Parmesan cheese as I agree the cream cheese makes it too creamy. A true Alfredo is all Parmesan. I also make it with chicken, Yummy."

ENCHANTEDWOLF User ID: 8225623 219912
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2015

"This recipe is delicious. My family loves broccoli. In my house we try to eat something good for you and delicious.I will be making this a lot in the future! Thank you taste of home for sharing this with us"

cookie20 User ID: 3125668 219911
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2015

"This is not an Alfredo better to rename it"

MartineBlake User ID: 8231507 218939
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

"This was too creamy for me. I would love some recommendations about how to thin the sauce out. Other than that, this was pretty good."

dannyshoots User ID: 7929569 216456
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2014

"I have made this recipe twice now. Both times, I substituted fresh broccoli for the frozen stuff and just put it on to steam while preparing the rest of the dish. Last night, there was a sale on shrimp so I used two pounds instead of one. I tend to go with more garlic as well. Also last night, I decided I'll use twice the grated parmesan cheese next time too. All in all...this is a great dish and will be a frequent fare for my table."

ahmom User ID: 3426126 130556
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2014

"I halved this recipe. It was perfect for us.

I used broccoli, cauliflower and carrot mixture"

crittersitter2 User ID: 7646218 130555
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2014

"I've made this recipe several times now and absolutely love it. I to had this at a restaurant and would go there just for this dish. then the restaurant changed there menu and stopped offering it, hence my determination to make it myself. I made no changes to this recipe, it is perfect as it is. will be making this recipe for many years to come. ENJOY ALL."

peachmelba User ID: 7617002 83377
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"My family devoured this dish.., they begged for 2nds but its serves 4 only... so looking forward to the next time... its a 10 on my scale..."

kikster4224 User ID: 7710933 97811
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

"this dish was way to creamy for my liking"

bulldogmomof2 User ID: 6998515 103932
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"I make this recipe using the leftover shrimp from new years eve. I still saute in the butter and garlic and follow the rest of the recipe. The old bay from the shrimp really add flavor to this recipe. Delicious! My husband looks forward to this meal at the beginning of every new year. I also make through out the year using chicken. Kids love it!"

DianneHornick User ID: 7558997 120016
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2013

"I made this two nights ago using one stick butter and 1/4 cup olive oil and it was delicious! I am sitting here eating leftovers tonight with ciabatta garlic bread and it's still yummy...Would be great with chicken."

Cook_aholic User ID: 797539 34193
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2013

"I liked this a lot. I had to cut a few things in half because of dietary restrictions in our family. So...I only used 1/4 cup butter and I added 2T olive oil. I used 4oz lite cream cheese and we have to live with skim milk here so we did. I added 1T of flour to make sure my skim milk would still make a neat, clingy sauce. Also had to change the salt to Mrs. Dash original. Overall, it was still very good and would be as great with chicken as it was with the shrimp."

tlschmer User ID: 6965939 103870
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2013

"This recipie was very quick and easy, loved the flavor and appearance. - submitted by Taste of Home Field Volunteer Tammy Schmer"

adjortiz User ID: 7248796 40004
Reviewed May. 2, 2013

"I'm a beginner and my wife liked this recipe a lot. She never tried it with cream cheese but very good and easy to follow. Thanks for sharing."

loves2workout User ID: 3432232 34191
Reviewed May. 2, 2013

"Sunday's dinner for sure!"

Kaliana3 User ID: 7069986 33488
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

"I am not very experienced in the kitchen and I was able to follow your simple instructions. The finished product was GREAT and both my boyfriend and his brother LOVED it. Thank you."

Helem User ID: 3356086 97793
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2012

"It was a real hit!"

CuteLilCook86 User ID: 6609863 130551
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2012

"Such a great recipe! I made it for my boyfriend and he said it's the best alfredo he's ever had. It's creamy and buttery, but not too heavy. Also, I left out the garlic and substituted spinach for broccoli."

Juli Anne User ID: 1284413 97739
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"change it up with chicken instead"

mmcfdfd User ID: 5887553 91217
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

"Soft, tasty, quick! Perfect for a family meal."

Chefzone User ID: 6142351 82725
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"This is a real good recipe, a little heavy on the calories, but I will use it occasionally, I like to add a little semi-crisped bacon pieces to it. (just to add a few more cals). Love it."

Coolchikaboom User ID: 6177254 91216
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"My family loves Alfredo. This was super easy to make and it tasted great. I used chicken instead of shrimp. Will definitely make again!"

Mz.Aquarius User ID: 3613709 91215
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2011

"I made this for my family and they could not get enough! Thank you for this recipe! Every time I tell my family that I am making this recipe, they get excited! LOVE IT!!"

qkamaid User ID: 2554531 33486
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011

"Sauce is creamy. Made with my local SC shrimp and it is Delious!"

kjsmullin User ID: 2763909 120014
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2011

"I think this is a great tasting recipe... I sometimes substitue chicken for the shrimp and if I'm in a hurry, I use the vegetables that steam in their own bag in the microwave and just add it to the sauce....I also use what ever pasta I have on hand at the time...."

kjsmullin User ID: 2763909 34188
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2011

"I think this is a great tasting recipe... I sometimes substitue chicken for the shrimp and if I'm in a hurry, I use the vegetables that steam in their own bag in the microwave and just add it to the sauce....I also use what ever pasta I have on hand at the time...."

jamiekidd77 User ID: 3461757 34609
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"This was delicious! The best Alfredo sauce I've ever had! I did use cheese tortellini instead of fettuccine but it was still fantastic. I will definitely make again!"

Softcrab User ID: 3292266 97641
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2010

"I made this recipe tonight... it is very quick and is very good.... I added Old Bay ( a spice) just a sprinkle, but the cream cheese and fresh parmesan is a HIT! LOVE< LOVE< LOVE it! quick easy and very good!"

meghanatwell User ID: 4510865 83370
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2010

"Very easy! Best shirmp and alfredo I've ever had!"

kristylaw User ID: 2887450 82722
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2010

"This has become one of my new favorites. Its easy and it tastes so delicious!"

7833louis User ID: 1040763 33485
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2010

"This is a wonderful recipe. Best of all, it's quick and easy but has the taste of quality restaurant style. I have cut the butter in half and omitted the salt and it's still delicious. My husband asks for it often."

bethcross User ID: 47717 39987
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2009

"This was very good. I took the broccoli out and cooked it as a side instead. I sautèed sliced mushrooms in the butter and garlic and had to use precooked shrimp as it was all my store had. The only change I would make would be to add a little white wine into the sauce at some point in the cooking process. Otherwise, very good. Could probably cut the butter at least in half. I also used freshly grated Parmesan and omitted the salt, relying instead on the salt in the cheese."

choverstadt User ID: 2123429 34175
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2009

"I have made this same recipe using chicken. I cut the boneless chicken breast into strips and browned it in the butter and garlic. Delicious!!"

linaandyou User ID: 1201210 204676
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2008

"it was excellent my kids loved it and wants me to do it again. it tastes like it came out of the restaurant .. excellent"

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