5 Ingredient Shrimp Fettuccine
Creamy and cheesy Shrimp Fettuccine with Pecorino Romano – So much flavor and EASY to make. All you need are five simple ingredients and 30 minutes to make this fancy dinner!
I love a good pasta dinner – and this Shrimp Fettuccine is a must try for stay-at-home date night, or to just make as a quick and easy dinner. Creamy, cheesy pasta with tons of flavor and lots of Pecorino Romano. All you need are a handful of ingredients, 25 minutes, and you have yourself a dinner that is decadent, fancy, and delicious!
Tips For Making 5 Ingredient Shrimp Fettuccine
- Change up the protein – if you don’t like shrimp you can saute chicken instead.
- Instead of Fettuccine pasta you can also use spaghetti noodles, penne, or any pasta noodles you may have on hand.
- Dress this recipe up by adding fresh chopped herbs like thyme, parsley, basil, or oregano for some Italian flavor.
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Creamy and cheesy Shrimp Fettuccine with Pecorino Romano - So much flavor and EASY to make. All you need are five simple ingredients and 30 minutes to make this fancy dinner!
- 1 lb fettuccine
- 12 oz shrimp, de-shelled
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- 1 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, shredded (or parmesan)
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
Cook pasta as directed on box for Fettuccine - when draining pasta leave conserve about 1/4 cup pasta water.
If shrimp is frozen, thaw under cold water for 5 minutes and then de-shell. Heat skillet pan on medium heat with olive oil and cook shrimp 3-4 minutes, or until they have turned a brighter pink color.
Add to pot with pasta, pasta water, heavy cream, and Pecorino Romano. Toss and combine until cheese melts into a creamy texture. Add a little water if consistency is too thick.
Add cooked shrimp at very end with salt and fresh cracked pepper.