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Lemony Shrimp Fettuccine

Pasta lovers, rejoice! You'll be amazed at how quick and easy it is to toss together this impressive seafood entree that boasts a classic white sauce with a hint of lemon. —Kathleen Specht, Clinton, Montana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 12 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-2/3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/2 pounds peeled and deveined cooked shrimp (31-40 per pound)
  • 3/4 cup seeded chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped roasted sweet red pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted


  • Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in cream. Bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 3-4 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low. Whisk in cheese until smooth. Add shrimp, tomato and red pepper; heat through. Stir in lemon zest and juice.
  • Drain fettuccine; transfer to a large bowl. Add shrimp mixture; toss to combine. Sprinkle with almonds.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1-2/3 cups: 715 calories, 43g fat (24g saturated fat), 283mg cholesterol, 542mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 37g protein.

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