Delightful Garlic Vodka Alfredo Sauce With Shrimp Recipe

Want to put a twist to your regular white sauce pasta? Then we suggest you try this delightful garlic vodka alfredo sauce with shrimp recipe! This 25-minute recipe is really easy to make and most of the ingredients are readily available in your pantry. It’s a great addition to your list of dinner meals. This penne ala vodka with shrimp recipe is even better when served with garlic bread

Now, what does vodka contribute to the alfredo sauce? When cooked, most of liquors’ alcohol content evaporates. The low concentrations of alcohol that remain enhance flavor aromas. In this case, the vodka helps brighten the creamy alfredo sauce, and with the addition of garlic, this makes this vodka sauce pasta with shrimp superb and sublime.

Delightful Garlic Vodka Alfredo Sauce With Shrimp Recipe

How To Make Delightful Garlic Vodka Alfredo Sauce With Shrimp

This vodka alfredo sauce is creamy and decadent. Each bite is filled with tasty pasta, cheesy white vodka cream sauce, and delicious shrimp.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins


  • 8 oz penne, cooked and cooled
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tbsp butter, unsalted
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • ½ cup vodka
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated or powdered
  • ½ cup Monterey Jack, Asiago or Provolone cheese, grated
  • ½ lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • salt, to taste


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat.

  2. Saute the garlic and shrimp briefly. Set aside.

  3. In another deep skillet, add in butter, cream, chicken stock and vodka.
  4. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add cheeses, salt, and pepper.
  6. Simmer for 5 minutes. Stir continuously to melt the cheese.

  7. Mix in pasta and shrimp until evenly incorporated.

  8. Allow it to simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Serve.


  • Sugar: 2g
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  • Calcium: 385mg
  • Calories: 734kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Cholesterol: 226mg
  • Fat: 41g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g
  • Potassium: 259mg
  • Protein: 28g
  • Saturated Fat: 18g
  • Sodium: 891mg
  • Vitamin A: 1364IU
  • Vitamin C: 3mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

What alcohol goes well with alfredo?

Alfredo goes well with both white and red wine. We suggest that you try this shrimp pasta with vodka sauce recipe with Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Barbera, or Pinot Noir. These wines have flavors that would very much complement the taste of shrimp alfredo.

Can I substitute white wine for vodka in vodka sauce?

You can use white wine as a substitute. However, this wouldn’t be a “vodka sauce” at all. Moreover, the result wouldn’t taste the same, but it still would be delicious.

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Time to add this garlic vodka alfredo sauce with shrimp recipe to your personal menu. It’s creamy and rich with a hint of decadence. Be sure to savor every bite!
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