Easy Jerk Linguine Alfredo With Shrimp

4-6 Servings
27 min

The next time you have pasta and Alfredo, kick it up with jerk seasoning. The latter provides the sauce with a warm spice flavor and a little bit of heat. This pasta consists of linguine in a creamy semi-homemade sauce made of onion, garlic, diced tomatoes, jarred Alfredo sauce, Jamaican jerk seasoning, and shrimp. With layers of flavor, you would never know that the sauce started from a jar!

This dish is quick and easy to make, especially if you get shrimp that are already shelled and deveined. The sauce ingredients require about 12 minutes to cook. And including the time it takes to boil water for the pasta, the meal can be on the table in 30 minutes. Once you try this pasta, you will want to add it to your dinner rotation!

Step by step instructions and additional images can be found at In Good Flavor.

Easy Jerk Linguine Alfredo With Shrimp
Recipe details
  • 4-6  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 12 Minutes Total time: 27 min
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 6 medium to large plum tomatoes, diced
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Jamaican Jerk Seasoning  
  • 1 1/2 pounds large (31/35 count) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 (15 oz.) jars of creamy Alfredo sauce (I use Classico)

Bring a large stock pot of water to a boil while prepping ingredients for the sauce. Add linguine to the boiling water just before you start cooking the sauce ingredients. Cook linguine according to package directions. Drain.
Preheat a large skillet on medium heat. Add oil, onion, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté for 3 minutes. Add garlic. Sauté for 1 minute. 
Add tomato, shrimp, jerk seasoning, and the rest of the salt and pepper. Cook until the shrimp are mostly pink.
Add Alfredo sauce. Increase heat to medium high. Cook until sauce is hot and bubbly, stirring frequently.  
Add cooked linguine, working it into the sauce. Season to taste. Remove from heat.
Best served immediately.
  • If you plan to have leftovers, do not combine the pasta and sauce in the skillet. Serve separately. Plate individual servings with sauce on top of pasta. Store leftover pasta and sauce in separate containers. If the pasta and sauce are stored combined, the pasta soaks up the sauce upon sitting and reduces the creaminess for the dish once reheated.
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  • Marianne Marianne on Jul 30, 2022

    Holy Pete! If the nutrition values are accurate, this dish has an ENTIRE day's worth of Sodium!

    • In Good Flavor In Good Flavor on Jul 31, 2022

      If you’re concerned about sodium in your diet, feel free to reduce or omit the salt. Please realize the dish will be a little less flavorful if you do so.