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Fettuccine Pecorino Romano with Shrimp & Black Pepper | asimplepalate.com A perfect and easy date night dinner for two!
5 Ingredient Shrimp Fettuccine
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

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! 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Tags: cheesy fettuccine, shrimp alfredo, shrimp fettuccine
Servings: 4
Calories: 614 kcal
Author: A Simple Palate
  • 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
  1. Cook pasta as directed on box for Fettuccine - when draining pasta leave conserve about 1/4 cup pasta water. 

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Add cooked shrimp at very end with salt and fresh cracked pepper. 



Nutrition Facts
5 Ingredient Shrimp Fettuccine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 614 Calories from Fat 196
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.8g 34%
Saturated Fat 7.5g 38%
Cholesterol 292mg 97%
Sodium 800mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 63.6g 21%
Protein 40.4g 81%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.