5-Ingredient Shrimp Alfredo - Yep only five ingredient! Shrimp, fettuccine, butter, cream, and parmesan is all you need to make this creamy, easy pasta dish!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Season with salt, it should taste as salty as sea water.
Melt 1 teaspoon butter. Pat shrimp dry and toss in butter. Season shrimpliberally with salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 8 minutes or until pink. Set aside. Alternatively, you could could the shrimp in the same pan you are going to make the sauce in. Just cook the shrimp over a medium heat in the butter for 1-2 per side. Remove from pan until you are ready to assemble.
While the shrimp cook, add remaining 2 tbsp butter to a large saute pan. Melt over a medium heat. Whisk in heavy cream and salt. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer, cook for 3-4 minutes minutes until thickened.
Add pasta to the boiling water. Cook until aldente.
Turn the heat on low and slowly whisk in cheese until it's completely melted and the sauce is creamy. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Once the pasta is done cooking, use tongs to transfer to the sauce. Reserve cooking liquid. Toss the pasta with the sauce until coated. If needed, add a little bit of cooking liquid to get sauce to desired consistency. Only add about a tablespoon or so at a time, to prevent the sauce from becoming too thin. Season again to taste with salt and pepper. Add shrimp. Toss and serve.
Garnish with extra parmesan cheese.