Fettuccine Pecorino Romano with Shrimp & Black Pepper | A perfect and easy date night dinner for two!

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! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword cheesy fettuccine, shrimp alfredo, shrimp fettuccine
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
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. 

Recipe Notes


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.