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!
Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Season with salt, it should taste as salty as sea water.
Melt 2 teaspoons of butter in a large skillet over a medium heat. Pat shrimp dry and season with salt and pepper. Add shrimp to the butter. Sear until shrimp are bright pink and curled into a c, it should take about 2-3 minutes.Remove from pan until you are ready to assemble.
Once you remove the shrimp from the pan, add remaining 2 tbsp butter to a large saute pan. Melt over a medium heat. Whisk in heavy cream and salt. Use a wooden spoon to scrape up any bits of brown at the bottom of the pan. 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 the fettuccine 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. Don't add too much! 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.