Creamy Sundried Tomato Shrimp Pasta Recipe
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Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Shrimp Pasta

Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Shrimp Pasta is a decadent dinner recipe that combines flavorful sauteed shrimp with spinach, pine nuts, and homemade alfredo sauce.
Course main dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword alfredo, fettucine, shrimp
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 673kcal
Author Krissy

Ingredients

Sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream divided
  • 1 1/2 cups parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes chopped
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts lightly toasted
  • 2 cups fresh spinach

Shrimp:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or to taste (I don't measure, I just toss some in)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound extra-large raw shrimp shelled and deveined, tail on
  • 4 tsp fresh parsley minced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice Freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon

Instructions

  • Cook pasta in large pot of salted water. Reserve about a cup of the cooking water to thin sauce later, if needed. Drain and set aside.
  • While the pasta is cooking, you can make the alfredo sauce in one pan and the shrimp in a separate skillet.
  • For the alfredo sauce, add butter and garlic to a saute pan and heat over low heat. Allow to cook until the butter is infused with the garlic, about 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of heavy cream, stir, and allow to come to a simmer. Increase heat to medium, if needed. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and immediately add in parmesan cheese and remaining heavy cream. Stir to combine. It will take several minutes for the cheese to melt. It will look goopy at first and then the sauce will be creamy and smooth. If sauce needs to be thinned, add additional heavy cream or some of the reserved pasta water. Stir in sun dried tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, and spinach. Spinach will wilt in hot sauce.
  • To make the shrimp, melt butter with olive oil over low heat in large skillet. Add garlic and sauté until garlic is infused and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add wine, salt, red pepper flakes, and freshly ground pepper and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Let wine reduce by half, which will take a few minutes. Add shrimp in a single layer and sauté until they just turn pink, 2 to 4 minutes each side depending upon their size. Stir in the parsley and lemon juice.
  • To serve, toss hot cooked pasta and shrimp in sauce sauce and serve immediately.

Notes

If you want to go the extra mile and make your own homemade pasta, follow this recipe: https://selfproclaimedfoodie.com/homemade-pasta/

Nutrition

Calories: 673kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1014mg | Potassium: 559mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 37.5% | Vitamin C: 11% | Calcium: 37.7% | Iron: 20%