One Pan Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

This One Pan Shrimp Fettucinne Alfredo makes an easy weeknight meal. Ready in just 30 minutes, fettuccine noodles are coated in a creamy homemade alfredo sauce and tossed with shrimp.

Fettuccine alfredo is a family favorite. You’ll be surprised at how easy this one pan shrimp fettuccine alfredo comes together. It’s made in a single pan and has most creamy, cheesy, and authentic alfredo sauce.

One pan pasta meals are a favorite of mine. They’re quick, easy, flavorful, and feed the entire family. Plus, pasta is an inexpensive and filling ingredient to keep on hand in the pantry.

My favorite part? Less kitchen cleanup! You will literally need one saute pan to make this skillet meal. Your shrimp, pasta, and sauce are all made in a single pan.

Shrimp can be an expensive ingredient to keep on hand in your kitchen. If you prefer, you’re welcome to substitute with chicken instead. Chicken alfredo makes an equally tasty and family-friendly meal.

Let’s get to the recipe.


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 16 ounces large shrimp peeled, deveined, and tails removed
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 ounces fettuccine noodles dry
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • pinch nutmeg
  • parsley as a garnish


In a sauté pan over medium heat, add two tablespoons of butter. Once hot, add shrimp and cook for 1-2 minutes each side, or until opaque. Transfer to a plate or bowl and cover to keep warm.
Add remaining butter and minced garlic to pan. Cook for 30 seconds, making sure not to burn (garlic will cook quickly).

Add chicken broth, milk, and fettuccine noodles. Stir noodles to separate. Once liquid comes to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 11 minutes (or until al dente according to your pasta’s package directions). Stir once halfway through to separate noodles.Remove lid. Most of liquid should be absorbed. Add heavy cream, parmesan cheese, pepper, and nutmeg. Stir until cheese is melted. Add shrimp and stir to combone. Remove pan from heat allow to set for 5 minutes to allow for sauce to thicken.Garnish with parsley before serving.

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