What's For Dinner | Recipe: Quick Sun-Dried Tomato Shrimp Alfredo

Welp, it's Christmas Eve Eve! A hashtag I've noticed on social media today. So we're into the last mad dash to get things ready. Dinner time is right around the corner, so, Are ya' hungry? Are ya' short on time?

Well I have something that might just make your night go a big smoother and get you to the table a bit faster! 

Do you mind a quick carb-licious dinner? 

I was having one of those days. You want something quick and easy. You're super tired and not really in the mood for a bowl of cereal for dinner. You want something warm but not soup....something cheesy but not grilled cheese sandwich (although now that I write this that would have been quite tasty actually). Also I had a leftover baguette and thought a nice crispy piece would be good on the side. So I scoured the freezer and pantry for what I could throw together! 

Here's a tasty recipe you can quickly toss together after a busy day at work and chasing after your little one! This is will leave you plenty of time to work on the cookies for the fat guy

What You'll Need: 

(for pasta)
1 bag of frozen shrimp, thawed and tails removed
A handful of Sun-dried Tomatoes 
1 tbsp of minced garlic 
1 tbsp of old bay seasoning
black pepper to taste

(for bread)
sliced baguette
1 tbsp of minced garlic
1 tbsp of parsley
2 tbsp of butter
1 teaspoon of olive oil

Preparation: (for pasta)
Thaw shrimp and remove tails and set aside. 

Boil pasta following package directions and drain. 

While pasta is boiling, dice your sun-dried tomatoes into bite size pieces and set. 

Although homemade Alfredo sauce is easy to make, I often buy the jarred stuff. It really helps save time on days like this. I used Four Cheese flavor. 
Stir into warm pasta. Follow up by adding diced sun-dried tomatoes.

Then a favorite little "umph" up the flavor ingredient. Add a teaspoon of sun-dried dried tomato pesto sauce. Its a combination of sun-dried tomatoes, Italian cheeses and basil. Yum! 

Season thawed shrimp with Old Bay seasoning and minced garlic. Fold in so not to break your shrimp or smash your pasta. 

Preparation: (for bread)

Combine ingredients into a paste like consistency. 
Coat each slice of bread on one side. 

Place in broiler for only a minute and watch carefully. It will quickly burn.

Serve with pasta! 

It should look something like this: 

Is this a dish you'd make in the future? I love trying new things in the kitchen, any suggestions on "What's For Dinner?"

Let me know in the comments below!!

Talk to you later lovelies,

~Shan, Ms. Naturally Random

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  1. This looks super easy! I don't know what I always thought making shrimp alfredo was difficult. I am definitely going to try this!


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