Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo with Pesto

Al Dente pasta with a creamy pesto Alfredo sauce topped with shrimp

Ingredients: – butter – olive oil – garlic cloves – cream cheese – heavy whipping cream – freshly grated parmesan cheese – pesto – fettuccine pasta – salt and pepper – frozen shrimp – fresh parsley

Step 1:  Fill a large sauce pan with water and add a generous amount of salt.  Bring water to a boil.  Add in the pasta. Step 2:  Cook until al dente according to the directions on the box.   Once done, turn off the heat and set aside.  I leave the pasta in the water so that the pasta does not stiffen.

Step 3: Grate the parmesan cheese and set aside. Step 4:  In a skillet, add the butter and oil.  Crush the garlic into the pan.  Cook until fragrant.

Step 5: Add in the cream cheese. Step 6: Add in heavy whipping cream.

Step 7: Once the heavy whipping cream starts to heat up and the cream cheese is melted in, add in the parmesan cheese. Step 8: Stir until the cheese is completed melted in.

Step 9: Add in the pesto, salt and pepper.  Stir well. Step 10: Set the sauce on low and allow it to simmer, stirring frequently.

Step 11: Cook the shrimp in olive oil. Step 12: Add pasta and shrimp into the sauce and toss until all of the pasta is evenly coated.  Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.

For the full recipe and more, click the recipe button below!