30 Minute Cheesy Garlic Shrimp Alfredo

This 30 Minute Cheesy Garlic Shrimp Alfredo is a quick and delicious dish that combines succulent shrimp with a creamy, garlicky Alfredo sauce. It’s a perfect meal for those busy weeknights when you want something comforting and satisfying without spending hours in the kitchen.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

You’ll love this recipe because it’s incredibly easy to make, taking only 30 minutes from start to finish. The combination of creamy Alfredo sauce, tender shrimp, and the hint of garlic makes this dish a crowd-pleaser. It’s a great go-to recipe for a comforting and indulgent meal.


  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 cup grated Mozzarella cheese or 3 cheese blend
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Pepper to taste
  • Parsley to garnish


  1. Using a hand mixer or blender, mix together the milk, cream cheese, flour, and salt until smooth, then set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter and add garlic. Sauté the garlic for about a minute, then add the peeled and deveined shrimp.
  3. Cook the shrimp for 3-5 minutes, until pink and just barely cooked through. Remove the shrimp from the pan, leaving the garlic and butter drippings in the saucepan.
  4. Add the milk mixture to the pan and stir for 4 minutes over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and keep stirring for about 6 more minutes until it starts to thicken.
  5. Remove from heat, then add the grated cheese and Parmesan. Cover and let it stand for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the shrimp into the sauce and let it stand for another 5 minutes.
  7. Serve over noodles of choice, such as fettuccine. (A 1 lb package is sufficient.)
  8. Garnish with some dried parsley.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Kcal: 450 per serving


Store any leftover Alfredo in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop, adding a splash of milk to loosen the sauce if necessary.

Recipe Tips

For added flavor, you can sprinkle some red pepper flakes over the finished dish for a hint of heat. Additionally, using freshly grated Parmesan cheese will enhance the flavor of the sauce. If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can add more Parmesan cheese or reduce the amount of milk slightly during the cooking process.

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