Quick Creamy Shrimp with Pasta

  • Yield 5 servings

"This is my version of Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo, without the heavy cream or flour."


8 ounces uncooked linguine or fettuccine
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound raw medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
1 tablespoon sliced green onions


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  2. Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When butter is melted, add shrimp and cook until opaque in the center, about 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in sour cream, salt and pepper until well blended. Remove pan from the heat and add cheese; mix gently.
  4. Serve over pasta with additional cheese. Sprinkle green onions on top.

Recipe by Vina Lewis, Fortuna, Calif.