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Creamy Shrimp Pasta

This creamy shrimp pasta is comforting as it is luxurious
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rookie With A Cookie


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 lb shrimps peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tbsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • salt to taste
  • lemon zest
  • Italian parsley
  • parmesan


  • Sautee garlic in olive oil and sear shrimp for 2-3 minutes (make sure garlic doesn’t burn).
  • Remove shrimp and in the same pan add butter, chili, black pepper, nutmeg and stir. Then add add flour and mix for 30 seconds to create a roux (will help thicken the sauce a bit).
  • Next, pour milk and allow it to thicken a bit, then add cream, and lemon zest. Add salt to taste. If your sauce is too thick, add more milk.
  • Boil ½ lb fettucine in salted boiling water (I add a  tbsp of salt to the water) until they float to the top and cooked through. Drain and allow to cool before adding to the sauce.
  • Add shrimp and mix thoroughly and top with more shrimp, parsley, #parmesan and lemon zest