Pasta - Crab or Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

Pasta - Crab or Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

3 reviews, 4.7 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 30 minutes

Tastes decadent, but it's actually based on a recipe from Cooking Light. Serve with a steamed vegetable or salad and a nice Chardonnay.


1 9-ounce package fresh fettuccine
1 pound Dungeness Crab; cooked and removed from shells (or substitute peeled shrimp)
2 green onions; chopped
2 garlic cloves; minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1/3 cup half-and-half
3 tablespoons 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh parsley; chopped

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



1. Cook the pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain pasta in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil; swirl to coat. Add

onions and garlic (and shrimp, if using) and saute for 4 minutes (or until shrimp are done). Remove from pan; keep warm.

3. Reduce heat to medium. Add reserved cooking liquid, Parmigiano-Reggiano, half-and-half, cream cheese, and pepper to pan. Cook 2 minutes or until cheeses melt. Combine pasta, cheese mixture, and crab (or shrimp). Sprinkle with parsley.

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I made this for my wife. .. won a few extra points!!!
DeJoChe 3y ago

Surprisingly easy and delicious...a keeper for sure! If you love crab, this is a nice variation with no butter...the delicate crab is complimented by the sauce.
katehandel 4y ago

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