Easy Shrimp Alfredo Pasta Bake
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 6 servings
  • Medium shrimps – 500 gms, peeled & deveined, keeping the tail end intact
  • Olive oil – 3 tbsp
  • Penne pasta – 500 gms
  • Chopped tomatoes – 100 gms (1 can)
  • Grated Mozzarella cheese – ½ cup
  • Dried red chilli flakes – 1 tbsp
  • Fresh chopped parsley leaves – 2 tbsp
  • Grated Parmesan cheese – ¼ cup
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • For Alfredo sauce –
  • Unsalted butter – 2 tbsp
  • Garlic – 6 cloves, minced
  • All-purpose flour – 1 tbsp
  • Milk – 200 ml
  • Grated cheddar cheese – 1 cup
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1. First make the Alfredo sauce. Heat a large saucepan on medium heat and add the butter. Let the butter melt. Then add the minced garlic and saute for couple of minutes.
  2. Next add the flour and whisk continuously for 1 minute on low flame until lightly browned. Gradually pour the milk in whisking continuously so that no lumps form. Keep whisking until the milk starts to boil and the sauce thickens.
  3. Then add the grated cheddar and season with salt and pepper to taste. Let the cheese melt completely. Turn off the heat when the sauce becomes thick and you get your desired consistency. Set the sauce aside.
  4. Now preheat your oven to 200 C / 400 F. Grease a baking sheet with some oil and put the shrimps into it. Season them with salt and pepper and drizzle about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Toss the shrimps to coat well with the oil, salt and pepper. Roast the shrimps in the preheated oven for 5 to 6 minutes until just pink. Set them aside.
  5. Reduce the oven temperature to 180 C / 350 F and keep it preheated. Grease a large baking pan with little oil and set it aside.
  6. Cook the penne pasta in a large pot of heavily salted boiling water until al-dente. Check the package instructions for exact cooking instructions. Drain the pasta and rinse in cold water. Drain all the water and set aside in a colander to let the excess water drip off.
  7. Now combine boiled pasta, roasted shrimps, chopped tomatoes, grated mozzarella, red chilli flakes and Alfredo sauce in a large bowl and mix them using a light hand with a spatula.
  8. Transfer the pasta mixture to the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle the grated Parmesan all over.
  9. Bake the pasta in preheated oven for about 15 minutes until golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  10. Sprinkle freshly chopped parsley on top and serve the delicious shrimp Alfredo pasta immediately. Enjoy!
Recipe by Flavor Quotient at https://www.flavorquotient.com/2016/11/easy-shrimp-alfredo-pasta-bake/