Creamy Shrimp Pasta Without Wine Recipe

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Easy creamy shrimp pasta without wine that tastes amazing! It takes less than 30 minutes to make, affordable, kids favorite, and perfect for any occasion. Invite people over and make this creamy shrimp pasta recipe, and you will be the best host ever!

shrimp and fettuccine pasta in a pan with chopped parsley in a pan

This creamy shrimp pasta without wine recipe is my take on the famous recipe Creamy Shrimp Pasta Recipe by Natasha from natashaskitchen.com. I love that recipe, and I have followed her instructions on making the dish without the wine countless times, and now I have found out how to make it better, so that is what I’m sharing with you. 

 

This creamy shrimp pasta is the restaurant-quality homemade version of Olive Garden’s Shrimp Alfredo.  I wanted to learn how to make this dish after eating at Olive Garden because I loved it so much, but it was expensive, so I tried to make it at home. And I am happy I did!

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Ingredients for creamy shrimp pasta

uncooked fettuccine pasta, raw shrimp in a bowl, green parsley, onion, garlic, paprika in a small bowl, parmesan cheese in a small bowl, heavy cream in a bowl, lemon, a stick of butter, black pepper in a small bowl, and salt in a small ball on top of a white countertop
  • Pasta: You can use spaghetti, fettuccine, or penne. I prefer fettuccine for this recipe. I love Barilla fettuccine; it’s affordable and delicious!
  • Raw peeled shrimp
  • Onion and garlic
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Smoked paprika
  • Heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Fresh Italian parsley

how to make creamy shrimp pasta without wine 

Let’s talk about how to make shrimp stocks as a substitute for the wine:

How to make shrimp broth for this pasta recipe

  • First off, use very cold peeled shrimp. (You can cook the shrimp with its shells on too if you want, you can get more shrimp flavors in the stock this way, but I prefer it without shells). The reason for this is that cold seasoned shrimp creates water when you cook them. We want to make shrimp stock to be the substitute for the wine, so that is why we do this first. 
  • Second: season the cold shrimp with salt, pepper, paprika, and fresh lemon juice to elevate the flavor of the shrimp stock.
  • Third: Heat olive oil on medium-high heat. Toss all the seasoned uncooked shrimp with its juices in the pan at the same time, then only cook for four minutes or when the shrimp are turning pink (about 2 minutes per side), this way the shrimp will not be overcooked. You will notice that the shrimp now has a watery stock. That is the stock that we need. So transfer cooked the shrimp to a different plate and set it aside. Put the shrimp stock in a bowl and set it aside. 

 

That’s how we get the shrimp stock.

 

Now that we made our delicious shrimp stock, let’s make our pasta dish shall we!:

  • In the same saucepan: melt butter over medium-high heat. Then add chopped onion and garlic. Sauté until onions are translucent, about 2 minutes. 
  • Next, add chicken broth, heavy cream, and shrimp broth. Stir and let boil, then lower the heat to low. Add parmesan cheese, and season with black pepper. 
  • Now, add cooked shrimp and add a little bit of lemon juice.
  • Turn the heat off but leave the pan on the stove. Add cooked pasta and mix well until the pasta is well coated with the sauce. 
  • Remove from the stove and serve. Garnish with grated parmesan cheese and fresh chopped parsley for more flavor!

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 Want more pasta recipes? We have you covered? Try these pasta recipes:

Easy chicken Alfredo with store-bought sauce

Spaghetti and Italian sausage

 

 

Tips for getting the creamy shrimp pasta ingredients affordable

Isn’t it amazing when a recipe is affordable, quick, and delicious? That’s what this recipe is!

Let me show you how I shop so you can score the best deal on the ingredients for this recipe. 

  • Buy the shrimp in bulk: Go to your grocery’s meat department, where you can purchase fresh meat and seafood per pound. You get more shrimp when you buy them per pound, and it is much cheaper. Packaged shrimp is a lot more expensive, and there are not very many shrimp inside. 
  • Buy the generic brand of pasta, or buy your favorite pasta brand when they’re on sale. 
  • Don’t buy pre-cut vegetables such as onion and garlic; they’re more spendy. Chop them yourself, and you’ll save more money, plus you can save the rest for later. 
  • Buy the generic brand heavy cream. You can substitute it with milk too.
  • I use the Kirkland brand parmesan cheese from Costco because they can last me for a long time – but again, use the generic brand of parmesan cheese. 

 

Those are my tips on how to make this dish affordable. If you follow my tricks, this meal should cost less than $20 for everything, and it can serve 6 people. One plate of Shrimp Alfredo costs over $20 at Olive Garden, so you are still saving a lot of money, and you made this fancy food yourself!

 

 

 

shrimp and fettuccine pasta in a pan with chopped parsley in a pan

Creamy Shrimp Pasta Without Wine Recipe

Colette Z
Easy creamy shrimp pasta without wine that tastes amazing! It takes less than 30 minutes to make, affordable, kids favorite, and perfect for any occasion. Invite people over and make this creamy shrimp pasta recipe, and you will be the best host ever!
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner., Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lbs Raw shrimp Peeled
  • 1 lbs Pasta Fettuccine
  • 1/2 Cup Onion Finely chopped
  • 1 Tsp Garlic cloves Minced
  • 1 Cup Heavy cream
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken broth
  • 1/2 Cup Shrimp broth Recipe in the instruction
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon juice Fresh
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • Black pepper To taste
  • 1/2 Tsp Smoked paprika Or to taste
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt Or to taste
  • 1/3 Cup Parmesan cheese Shreded
  • 1 Tbsp Italian Parsley Finely chopped to garnish

Instructions
 

  • How to make the shrimp broth:
    First off, use very cold peeled shrimp. (You can cook the shrimp with its shells on too if you want, you can get more shrimp flavors in the stock this way, but I prefer it without shells). The reason for this is that cold seasoned shrimp creates water when you cook them. We want to make shrimp stock to be the substitute for the wine, so that is why we do this first.
    Second: season the cold shrimp with salt, pepper, paprika, and fresh lemon juice to elevate the flavor of the shrimp stock.
    Third: Heat olive oil on medium-high heat. Toss all the seasoned uncooked shrimp with its juices in the pan at the same time, then only cook for four minutes or when the shrimp are turning pink (about 2 minutes per side), this way the shrimp will not be overcooked. You will notice that the shrimp now has a watery stock. That is the stock that we need. So transfer cooked the shrimp to a different plate and set it aside. Put the shrimp stock in a bowl and set it aside.
    How to make the creamy shrimp pasta:
    In the same saucepan: melt butter over medium-high heat. Then add chopped onion and garlic. Sauté until onions are translucent, about 2 minutes. 
    Next, add chicken broth, heavy cream, and shrimp broth. Stir and let boil, then lower the heat to low. Add parmesan cheese, and season with black pepper. 
    Now, add cooked shrimp and add a little bit of lemon juice.
    Turn the heat off but leave the pan on the stove. Add cooked pasta and mix well until the pasta is well coated with the sauce.
     Remove from the stove and serve. Garnish with grated parmesan cheese and fresh chopped parsley for more flavor!
    Enjoy!

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Leah Buehler

This is my favorite kind of pasta dish so I can’t wait to try this recipe! I always struggle with the appropriate ratio for the seasonings and cream so I’m happy to have found a recipe. The video definitely has convinced me to try this out, looks sooo delicious!

Sue

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This looks so yummy! Thanks for all the great tips!

Sabine

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This recipe looks so yummy. I was looking for a pasta shrimp recipe and this is just what I needed. I love it that you add a pinch of smoked paprika to this dish.

Alyssa Hixenbaugh

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I love shrimp with pasta! It’s one if my favorite ways to eat seafood. This looks delicious.

Ghanashyam K

I love shrimp, even more than all the other seafood. Cannot wait to try this recipe!

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It is our favourite too, as a family, although before we were parents we had the wine version often:))) Beautiful recipe!

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What a wonderful, simple and delicious recipe. I love anything with shrimp and it pairs so well with pasta and cream sauce!

Naomi Andres

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This pasta recipe looks incredible!

taffy

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this looks so mouth watering thanks for sharing the recipe. will try it out

Last edited 8 months ago by taffy
Holly Poulsen

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What a fantastic pasta dish! Easy, cheap and delicious!

Gregory Halpen

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Oh wow! That photo of your dish is mesmerizing and now I need pasta and shrimp! I want to try this!

Becky Alvarado

Yummy!!! I’d be happy if it tasted only half as good as it looks! Gorgeous!

Kristin

I love the way you make your own shrimp stock! What a great idea. This looks amazing. Saved for later.

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