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Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

“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


  • 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


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

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  • DLana
    Jul 10, 2020

    I made this once before as written and it was good but as we do, we make changes to suit our tastes. This time I added minced garlic to the butter and cooked it for a minute before adding the flour. Each time I’ve made it I’ve had to add about 1/4 cup more half and half to thin the sauce more. I also use angel hair pasta rather than fettuccine. Next time I may add just a little lemon juice.

  • ebramkamp
    Feb 25, 2020

    This is a very fast but tasty meal. This lightened version of fettucini alfredo delivers on flavor. I had some ripe Roma tomatoes and fresh basil and chopped them up and added to this dish just prior to serving. Topped with freshly shaved parmesan and black pepper and yum.

  • htimm
    Feb 6, 2020

    This was a great recipe and easy to half for just two. The only thing I did different was to add some minced garlic.

  • spronovo
    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
    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
    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
    Mar 23, 2014

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

  • astarzynski
    Feb 6, 2014

    This was excellent. Definitely will make it again.

  • darle258
    Apr 16, 2013

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

  • jjomalle
    Mar 19, 2013

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