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Easy Shrimp Alfredo with Spinach & Tomatoes

This Easy Shrimp Alfredo is perfect for the busiest of busy nights. It’s ready in about 15 minutes and looks as though you spent hours on it.

Since it is a busy time of the year for me with all the things that need doing, I love a tasty meal that looks and tastes great, too.

Why not add it to your collection of easy shrimp recipes?

shrimp, tomatoes and spinach on white plate with a red napkin and words reading Easy Shrimp Alfredo with Spinach and Tomatoes.

Combining shrimp in a creamy cheese sauce is a match made in heaven.  It is rich and flavorful and such a popular dish in my house.

If you are watching your weight, be sure to check out my skinny shrimp Alfredo.  I have tweaked it a bit to lighten it up but it still has a boatload of flavor.

Easy shrimp alfredo recipe

30 minute meals are some of my favorite. It’s great to have a collection of them all set to go on busy weeknights!

I have to admit. I have a little helper here. This is one of my semi homemade recipes. Tonight’s helper is Knorr side dish pasta mixes.

I even used skim milk to make the recipe to lighten it up a bit, but the mix still thickens up and tastes like it is full of cream and butter.

This recipe for easy shrimp Alfredo uses Knorr pasta sides – Alfredo.  It is quick and easy and tastes just like restaurant shrimp Alfredo but at a fraction of the cost in both the pocketbook and the calorie bank!

jeat the milk water and butter

Start by placing water, skim milk, and butter into a skillet and heating it.  Don’t substitute margarine. Use the real deal.

Butter makes all the difference in the flavor. Mix in the packet of Knorr’s Alfredo sauce mix.

cooked shrimp

Heat the olive oil in a separate fry pan, add the shrimp and cook until just pink.  (do not overcook)

Set aside and keep warm.

cut grape tomatoes

Cut the grape tomatoes in half.

organic baby spinachI use organic baby spinach.

topmatoes and spinach in sauce

Five minutes before the end of the cooking time, add the tomatoes and spinach. Stir to mix well. Cover with a lid and allow the spinach to wilt.

Stir often.  (takes just a few minutes.)

add the cooked shrimp

Add the cooked shrimp and serve with a pretty salad.  Enjoy!

Easy Shrimp Alfredo with Tomatoes and SpinachThis shrimp recipe is seriously delicious. The Alfredo sauce is light and not at all overpowering.

The spinach adds the most unbelievably fresh taste to the dish. I will definitely put this on my list of must-have dishes for busy weeknights.

Yield: 4 servings

Easy Shrimp Alfredo with Spinach & Tomatoes

Easy Shrimp Alfredo with Spinach & Tomatoes

Take some plain shrimp and turn it into an upmarket taste in just minutes with this easy shrimp Alfredo recipe.

Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • I pkg of Knorr Sides - Alfredo
  • 1 pound of large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup of skim milk
  • 1 tbsp of butter
  • 1 1/2 cup of grape tomatoes, halved
  • 5 oz of baby spinach


  1. Add the water, milk and butter to a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Stir in the contents of the Knorr sides Alfredo mix and cook for about 6 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a separate frying pan and cook the shrimp a couple of minutes on each side until they turn pink.
  3. Remove from the heat and keep warm.
  4. Cut the grape tomatoes in half.
  5. Add the tomatoes and spinach to the Alfredo mix when it has cooked 6 minutes.
  6. Stir well and cover with a lid until the spinach wilts. (another few minutes.)
  7. Add the reserved cooked shrimp and serve with a tossed salad for a delicious and quick week night meal.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 266mgSodium: 1295mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 30g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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Monday 26th of July 2021

I was so excited to make this recipe full of my favorite ingredients but something was off. It had a bitter aftertaste which I think was from the spinach leaves or perhaps the cherry tomatoes weren’t ripe enough. I welcome any suggestions?


Monday 26th of July 2021

I'm not sure what to suggest. Mine wasn't bitter at all. The only thing I can think if is what you suggested. The spinach leave might have left that taste.


Friday 28th of July 2017

im going to make this dish for tonight's dinner. It doesn't say but I'm assuming the pkt of Alfredo sauce gets mixed into the milk mixture. It looks yummy!


Friday 28th of July 2017

Hi Pat. The first direction in the recipe card shows how to use it. Add the water, milk and butter to a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Stir in the contents of the Knorr sides Alfredo mix and cook for about 6 minutes.. I will add those notes to the post above too. Carol

Rosanne Robinson

Saturday 28th of November 2015

WOW, this recipe is sooooooooo easy and looks soooooo delish, can't wait to try it, thanks!


Sunday 29th of November 2015

Hope you like it. I love easy recipes too~

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Friday 30th of October 2015

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Thursday 2nd of October 2014

Exactly what I was looking for! Thanks!

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