shrimp Alfredo with keto friendly sauce and skinny pasta

PREP TIME 10minutes mins COOK TIME 20minutes mins TOTAL TIME 30minutes mins COURSE Main Course CUISINE Italian SERVINGS 2 servings CALORIES 744.5 kcal


  • 8 ounces raw shrimp
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (salt to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil and butter for cooking

Alfredo Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 5 ounces Pamesan Cheese
  • 2 ounce cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum (see notes below)
  • nutmeg to taste


Alfredo Sauce

  • Set pan to medium high heat
  • Add butter then minced garlic. Once garlic has browned lower the heat to medium low and add in cream cheese and parmesan cheese
  • Continue to stir cream cheese and parmesan until they have both melted evenly. The cream cheese will melt quickly but the parmesan will take longer. It will look like a thick pool of cheese.
  • Once melted slowly pour in heavy cream while stirring while pouring and making sure it’s coming together with the cheese. The thick pool will begin to thin out and resemble an actual sauce.
  • Remove from heat, add in chopped parsley. In a small bowl to the side add in salt, black pepper and xanthan gum. Mix them together. With the bowl in one hand and a whisk in the other pour in the seasoning and quickly whisk it in. Whisk for about 5 seconds. See notes below.
  • Lastly, taste for salt and pepper. Grate fresh nutmeg to taste or slowly add in ground nutmeg until desired flavor is reached.

Shrimp Alfredo

  • Nutrition values below do not include the noodles. Only the alfredo sauce and shrimp
  • Pat dry shrimp between two paper towels and press lightly to release excess water. Season with salt and black pepper
  • In a pan on high heat add a little oil then place shrimp in pan without crowding them. Cook in batches if need, shrimp cook very quickly. Pan should smoke lightly, if smoking too much turn down the heat.
  • When shrimp start to turn pink (1-2 min) flip to the other side and finish cooking. Remove all the heat from the pan and lower the heat.
  • Whatever keto pasta noodles you choose, place them in the pan on medium heat to heat up and cook out excess water. Once they start to look dry add in shrimp and alfredo sauce then turn the heat to low.
  • On a low heat continue mixing around to prevent burning and allow the flavors to work together for 5 minutes.
  • Serve and garnish with chopped parsley, cracked black pepper and parmesan cheese.
  • *nutrition facts are for sauce and shrimp only because the noodle vary in calories and fiber.


Xanthan gum does nothing for flavor. However, it keeps the sauce together when you go to reheat it. Mixing with the salt and pepper is important because if you add it alone xanthan gum will clump together. Mixing with something else and then quickly whisking prevents this. Once again, the xanthan gum is not for flavor but stabilization.


Nutrition Facts

Keto Shrimp Alfredo

Amount Per Serving (1 serving)

Calories 744.5Calories from Fat 481

% Daily Value*

Fat 53.4g82%

Saturated Fat 33.7g211%

Trans Fat 1.8g

Cholesterol 375.4mg125%

Sodium 1146.8mg50%

Carbohydrates 6.7g2%

Sugar 5g6%

Protein 56.9g114%

* Percent Daily Values are based o

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