Quick Jalapeno Alfredo Shrimp Pasta

A rich, spicy, creamy shrimp pasta for nights when you are looking for something special but quick and easy.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Quick Jalapeno Alfredo Shrimp Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 532 kcal
Author Dinner, then Dessert


  • 1/2 [1 stick] cup butter , divided 6tbsp and 2 tbsp
  • 1 large jalapeno , half of it diced finely and the other half in slightly larger slices
  • 3 large cloves garlic , finely diced
  • 1 [8 ounce] package cream cheese
  • 2 cups milk [whole preferably , but definitely not fat free or 1%]
  • 6 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 pound shrimp , peeled and de-veined
  • 1 pound spaghetti , cooked according to manufacturers specifications


  1. Melt 6 tbsp butter in a saucepan with the finely diced jalapeno and garlic. Cook until it starts to just barely brown the jalapenos and garlic.
  2. Add cream cheese and combine with butter mixture.
  3. Slowly whisk in the milk and keep whisking until completely combined and small bubble start forming around the edge of the saucepan.
  4. Mix in the parmesan cheese and black pepper
  5. In a large frying pan, melt remaining butter and toss in the remaining sliced jalapenos.
  6. Add in the shrimp.
  7. Cook until the shrimp and jalapenos are browned and cooked through, a couple minutes on each side.
  8. Toss the pasta with the sauce. Top with shrimp.
  9. Spoon on the butter and jalapenos.
  10. Wear stretchy pants the rest of the evening.

Recipe Notes

Recipe influenced by: Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

Nutrition Facts
Quick Jalapeno Alfredo Shrimp Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 532 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 224mg75%
Sodium 1062mg46%
Potassium 378mg11%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 402IU8%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 535mg54%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.