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shrimp alfredo bake recipe

Shrimp Alfredo with Broccoli

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  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian


Shrimp alfredo baked with broccoli is such a great family meal. Plump garlic herb shrimp baked with broccoli and pasta in the most delicious creamy garlic sauce. It’s easy to make and loved by everyone!


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  • 16 oz. fusilli or penne pasta
  • 8 oz. fresh broccoli florets, about 4 cups


  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 lb. large or extra large shrimp, peeled and deveined -tails off, thawed if frozen
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh minced parsley
  • 1/4 tsp. red chili flakes, optional


  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus 2 Tbsp. for the top
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh chopped parsley, for garnish




  1. Cook the pasta in salted water according to box instructions 1 minute shy of al dente. In the last 2-3 minutes of cooking, add broccoli, and cook until knife tender. Drain immediately and set aside. Do not cover.


  1. Pat dry the shrimp with a few sheets of paper towels and toss with garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper. If desired, add red chili flakes. 
  2. Melt butter over medium heat in a large heavy-duty and oven-safe pan. When butter is hot and shimmering, add shrimp in a single layer. They should sizzle on contact. Cook for 1-2 minutes per side or just until pink on the outside. Shrimp will finish cooking in the oven. Immediately remove to a bowl, including the juices.


  1. In the same pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and cook just until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add flour and cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly. 
  2. Add chicken broth and half and half. Bring to a simmer, while whisking out any clumps. Season sauce with salt and pepper. Cook until thickened, about 3-5 minutes. 
  3. Stir in Parmesan cheese and let the sauce simmer for 1 minute longer. Taste for salt and pepper before tossing with pasta.
  4. Toss sauce with shrimp, pasta, broccoli, and lemon juice. Top with mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Bake in a preheated 350 F oven for 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Garnish with parsley before serving.


  • Broccoli: Cut the broccoli into similar size florets so they cook evenly. 
  • Few Tips: It helps to have all of the ingredients measured out before you begin cooking to ensure everything comes together at the same time. 
  • Make it Gluten-Free: Use gluten-free pasta. Substitute all-purpose flour with gluten-free thickener, such as arrowroot flour.
  • Baking Dish: This recipe can easily be made in a 9X13 baking dish. Lightly spray with a non-stick spray before baking.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 584
  • Sugar: 7.5 g
  • Sodium: 562.8 mg
  • Fat: 16.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 71.7 g
  • Protein: 38.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 164.9 mg