Quick Creamy Shrimp with Pasta

  • Yield: 5 servings

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


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