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Semi Homemade Shrimp Alfredo

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This Semi-Homemade Shrimp Alfredo is a quick and delicious meal, perfect for busy weeknights or when you’re looking to impress guests with minimal effort. The combination of tender shrimp, creamy sauce, and robust seasonings makes for a satisfying dish.


  • Penne pasta
  • Raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic, minced
  • Shallot, finely chopped
  • White wine for deglazing
  • 1 jar of Rao’s Alfredo sauce
  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  • Slap Ya Mama seasoning (optional for added spice)


  1. Cook the Pasta:
    • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
    • Cook the penne pasta according to package instructions until al dente.
    • Drain the pasta and set it aside, reserving a cup of pasta water for later to adjust the sauce consistency if needed.
  2. Saute the Shrimp:
    • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
    • Add the minced garlic and finely chopped shallot to the skillet, sautéing until fragrant and translucent.
    • Add the raw shrimp to the skillet. Cook until the shrimp turn pink and are cooked through, stirring occasionally.
  3. Deglaze the Pan:
    • Pour a splash of white wine into the skillet to deglaze the pan, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom. This will add depth to the sauce.
    • Let the wine reduce slightly to cook off the alcohol and concentrate the flavors.
  4. Combine with Alfredo Sauce:
    • Lower the heat and stir in Rao’s Alfredo sauce with the shrimp. Gently simmer to heat the sauce through.
    • If the sauce is too thick, add a bit of the reserved pasta water to reach your desired consistency.
  5. Add Seasoning:
    • If you’re using Slap Ya Mama or any other Cajun seasoning, stir it in now to add a little heat and seasoning to the dish.
  6. Combine Pasta and Sauce:
    • Add the cooked penne pasta to the skillet with the shrimp Alfredo sauce. Toss everything together until the pasta is well coated.
  7. Garnish:
    • Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley over the top for a fresh, herby finish.
  8. Serve:
    • Serve the shrimp Alfredo hot, allowing the flavors to meld together for a minute or two before plating.
    • Enjoy with a glass of white wine that complements the creamy sauce and the richness of the shrimp.
  • Author: Lucas Krammes
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