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Broccoli Shrimp Alfredo Recipe

This take on a classic Italian-American recipe for Broccoli Shrimp Alfredo combines a rich cheesy tasting Alfredo Sauce with deliciously succulent gulf shrimp and fresh organic broccoli florets. It’s super easy to make and the perfect comfort food to serve your family, that’s ready to eat in no time at all on busy work nights. 

I am a total sucker for a creamy sauce over my pasta, and I love it, especially when combined with shrimp and broccoli, the flavor is just irresistible to me. I know that sounds dramatic, Y’all, but I melt in my seat when I have a big bowl of Broccoli Shrimp Alfredo. I know some of you are smirking to yourselves reading that, and I don’t care if you judge me. A girl has a right to melt over her comfort foods.

 

This take on a classic Italian-American recipe for Broccoli Shrimp Alfredo combines a rich cheesy tasting Alfredo Sauce with deliciously succulent gulf shrimp and fresh organic broccoli florets. It's super easy to make and the perfect comfort food to serve your family, that's ready to eat in no time at all on busy work nights. Some of you may remember when we discussed the story of how Alfredo Sauce was invented, and how a man named Alfredo di Lelio concocted his recipe while trying to cook something that would please his pregnant wife. He created a sauce made with parmesan cheese and butter and poured it over some fettuccine. Di Lelio opened up a restaurant in Rome, Italy, and served his fettuccine dish (Italian: pasta al burro e Parmigiano), one of the oldest and simplest ways to prepare pasta for his customers. 

 

 

 

Broccoli Shrimp Alfredo RecipeAs you can see from the above image of my version of Broccoli Shrimp Alfredo, I am a big fan of hot pepper flakes, if you are not a big fan omit them from the recipe. Hot pepper flakes are usually a love/hate relationship with many folks. Honestly, it won’t change the method much, and I want you to enjoy your dinner not catch on fire trying to eat it.

 

 

 

 

This take on a classic Italian-American recipe for Broccoli Shrimp Alfredo combines a rich cheesy tasting Alfredo Sauce with deliciously succulent gulf shrimp and fresh organic broccoli florets. It's super easy to make and the perfect comfort food to serve your family, that's ready to eat in no time at all on busy work nights.The recipe for Broccoli Shrimp Alfredo is straightforward to make from scratch, including the Alfredo sauce; however, if you want, you can cut a bit of time by using your favorite brand of Alfredo sauce and organic frozen broccoli if you wish to do so. Just promise yourself that you will at least make it from scratch one time because trust me after that, you won’t even bother with that jarred sauce again after tasting what you’ve been missing.

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients needed to make Broccoli Shrimp Alfredo 

  • Kosher salt
  • 12 ounces fettuccine
  • Olive oil, for tossing
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, cleaned and shells removed
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Eight tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Four cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • Two pinches freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 and 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 4 cups lightly steamed fresh broccoli florets or organic frozen
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • pinch of red pepper flakes, optional

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tips for the recipe:

  1. Use fresh never wild-caught frozen shrimp, remove the shells, removing the tails is optional

  2. Cook the pasta al dente method according to package instructions.

  3. Do not rinse the pasta; it helps the sauce adhere better.

  4. Use fresh garlic and mince with a garlic press.

  5. Do not use salted butter.

  6. Be sure to use either fresh or organic frozen broccoli for the best results.

 

 

 

 

Broccoli Shrimp Alfredo Recipe

Broccoli Shrimp Alfredo Recipe

Heidy McCallum
This take on a classic Italian-American recipe for Broccoli Shrimp Alfredo combines a rich cheesy tasting Alfredo Sauce with deliciously succulent gulf shrimp and fresh organic broccoli florets.
5 from 17 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
0 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6 People
Calories 680 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Kosher salt to salt water
  • 12-16 ounces Fettuccine
  • Olive oil for tossing
  • 1 pound Large shrimp cleaned and shells removed
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 tablespoons Unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 cups Heavy cream
  • 2 pinches Freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 ½ cups freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 4 cups Lightly steamed fresh broccoli florets or frozen
  • Freshly ground black pepper to own taste
  • 1 pinch Red pepper flakes optional

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil. Add the pasta, and boil the pasta according to package directions for al dente style pasta, tender but still slightly firm to the bite. Strain, and toss with a splash of olive oil.
  • Meanwhile, pat the large cleaned shrimp dry with a clean paper towel until dry. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.
  • Heat a large metal skillet over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of the unsalted butter. When the butter melts, raise the heat to medium-high, and add all of the shrimp at once. Cook the shrimp, without moving them, until the underside is pink, about 2 minutes. Flip the shrimp, and cook until fully pink and cooked through, about 2 minutes more. Remove the shrimp from the metal skillet and place on a clean dish until needed.
  • Reduce the heat to medium, then add the remaining 6 tablespoons butter, the butter has melted, add minced garlic, cook for 1-2 minutes then whisk in the heavy cream and nutmeg and bring to a simmer, then cook for 3 minutes. Lower the heat to a low setting.
  • Whisk in the Parmigiano-Reggiano into the sauce. Add the shrimp, lightly steamed broccoli, and al dente pasta, toss well. Season with salt, fresh ground pepper, and red pepper flakes.

Nutrition

Serving: 01Calories: 680kcalCarbohydrates: 0gProtein: 0gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgPotassium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gVitamin A: 0IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg
Keyword Brocolli Shrimp Alfredo
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This take on a classic Italian-American recipe for Broccoli Shrimp Alfredo combines a rich cheesy tasting Alfredo Sauce with deliciously succulent gulf shrimp and fresh organic broccoli florets. It's super easy to make and the perfect comfort food to serve your family, that's ready to eat in no time at all on busy work nights.

 

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29 Comments

  • Reply
    Dannii
    October 13, 2019 at 10:56 am

    I love the combination of broccoli and shrimp with this pasta. This looks delicious! I can’t wait to make it for dinner.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      October 13, 2019 at 3:03 pm

      Thank you Danni, I always love hearing the ingredients readers love. It gives me ideas for new recipes. Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply
    Kristina Allori
    October 13, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Alfredo pasta is my family’s favorite, esp with shrimp. I’ve never added broccoli so I was so happy to find your recipe!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      October 13, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      Thank you, Kristina, I am so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed it! Have a great day.

  • Reply
    Angela
    October 13, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Wow! This pasta is absolutely amazing! Love all of the flavors. It Will definitely be a recipe on rotation in my house. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      October 13, 2019 at 3:05 pm

      Hey there, Ms. Angela, so happy to hear you like the idea. Please be sure to let me know how it goes.

  • Reply
    Jacqueline Meldrum
    October 13, 2019 at 9:19 am

    So colorful and who can resist a bowl of fettuccine? Total comfort food. Saving the recipe to make again.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      October 13, 2019 at 3:05 pm

      Good afternoon Ms. Jaqueline! I know I sure can’t resist!

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    Amanda
    May 6, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Alfredo sauce is one of my favorites when it comes to pasta, so this is my kind of food. I love that you added shrimp and broccoli as well — such a great combo. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      May 7, 2019 at 11:27 am

      Thank you, Ms. Amamnda, so happy to see you enjoy the recipe. Let me know if you make it.

  • Reply
    Sue/theviewfromgreatisland
    May 6, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Creamy pasta is my weakness, and you’ve put all my favorites in this Broccoli Shrimp Alfredo!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      May 7, 2019 at 11:27 am

      Ha Ha, mine too Sue– I love pasta!

  • Reply
    Bintu (@recipespantry)
    May 6, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    This looks like such a tasty dish that my whole family would enjoy! We love shrimp dishes.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      May 7, 2019 at 11:26 am

      Hello there, Bintu, so happy you stopped by to share. Have a great day.

  • Reply
    Rae
    May 6, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Perfect timing with this recipe. I literally just recieved an entire box of broccoli and didn’t know what to do with it all. Looks (and sounds) delicious!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      May 7, 2019 at 11:26 am

      Glad to be able to help deal with the box of broccoli, is it fresh? You can always black it or quick steam and freeze the broccoli too.

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    kavitafavelle
    May 6, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Shrimp and cream always perfect together, and I like the fresh green vibrancy that the broccoli brings.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      May 7, 2019 at 11:25 am

      Thank you, I totally agree with you, so yummy

  • Reply
    annie
    March 28, 2018 at 8:39 am

    This sounds and look so good. Instead of broccoli I think I will use peas instead.

    • Reply
      Heidy McCallum
      April 4, 2018 at 1:16 am

      Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it. Have a fabulous night.

      Heidy

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