This post is sponsored by Bertolli®
Living a quirky, inspired life is all about celebrating life and filling your life with amazing food, family, and friends. There isn’t anything that does that better than a really good meal, like this shrimp fettuccine alfredo recipe. There’s just something about a family that cooks and eats together that seems to build stronger bonds that hold families together no matter how far apart they may be.
When I was a little girl, we would get our whole extended family together for weekly meals. It was all hustle and bustle getting food prepared, and keeping the kids (aka me) out of the way. The kids would run through the yard or hang in the hammock as the adults were in the kitchen preparing something for everyone to dig into.
These dinners are truly one of my fondest memories of growing up. We would all gather at my grandparents’ house and eat in their fancy formal dining room. Sometimes we were even able to get out the good silverware. As a child, I always thought it was such a fancy ordeal because the silverware went in a separate china hutch when we were done. We didn’t use paper napkins but cloth napkins my grandmother had for as long as I could remember.
There was always lots of fun and laughter echoing throughout the house. It didn’t matter if it was someone’s birthday or we were just coming together for Sunday dinner, it was how we bonded as a family. Even though I didn’t live near my grandparents very long, it was always these memories of family meals that I remember the most. When we would come to visit from out of town, all of my aunts and uncles that lived in Savannah would come over, and we would all cook together. I can still remember my grandfather humming in the kitchen as he was checking on his famous roast. Or see my grandmother with a big smile on her face as she told everyone we pass to the left because we are a left-handed household.
Though that was so many years ago, and both of my grandparents are now gone, those memories ring through my head like yesterday. Those memories are the legacy my grandparents left for me. They showed me love, and they showed me what it meant to share an amazing meal with ones that you love.
Now that so many of my family members are no longer with us, it’s up to me to continue this tradition with my own children. We live thousands of miles away from any relatives, but we are working on building our own “family.” We are blessed to have some amazing friends, and we love sharing a meal with them. It’s how we show them we care.
That’s why I’ve loved sharing my kitchen with my children. They are still a little young to learn how to make a homemade fettuccine alfredo sauce, so to get them started we use Bertolli® Alfredo sauce to make this great shrimp fettuccine alfredo recipe. It reminds me of the big meals that we used to have back home, and by teaching my children how to cook I’m giving them something they can make when it’s their turn to pass on the legacy.
That’s why Viva Bertolli®is awesome! They are just like our family! The Viva Bertolli® campaign celebrates the love of Italian life and food. The things that matter most are family, friends, freshness and most importantly food. We want you to share how these things inspire you in the kitchen.
* Bertolli® is celebrating 150 years of bringing Tuscany to your table. With its authentic taste and quality ingredients, Bertolli® pasta sauces are a key ingredient in homemade dishes.
Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo Primavera Recipe:
1 Package Fettuccine or Spaghetti Noodles (gluten free too)
2 cloves of garlic (minced)
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Pound Shrimp
2 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Pepper
Splash of olive oil
1 Jar Bertolli® Alfredo Sauce
Fresh Parmesan (optional)
10 Asparagus Spears
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Place asparagus spears on cookie sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and sea salt. Allow to cook for 10-15 minutes until tender.
In a stock pot, heat water on high until boiling.
Drizzle in olive oil and add pasta.
While the pasta is boiling, in a large pan, drizzle olive oil and heat pan on high
When the pan is warm, saute the red bell pepper and garlic until tender (but not mushy)
Add the shrimp and season with garlic powder and pepper
Once the shrimp are pink, combine alfredo sauce and simmer on low until sauce is warm.
Once asparagus is done, cut into 2 inch pieces and set aside.
When pasta is done, strain and put in a large bowl.
Combine the sauce, asparagus, and pasta.
Top with fresh grated parmesan and oregano. Serve.
Shrimp Fettucini Alfredo that Brings the Whole Family Together
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 7
- Category: Pasta
- Cuisine: Italian
- 1 Package Fettuccine or Spaghetti Noodles (gluten free too)
- 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
- 1 Red Bell Pepper
- 1 Pound Shrimp
- 2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Pepper
- Splash of olive oil
- 1 Jar Bertolli Alfredo Sauce
- Fresh Parmesan (optional)
- 10 Asparagus Spears
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees
- Place asparagus spears on cookie sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and sea salt. Allow to cook for 10-15 minutes until tender.
- In a stock pot, heat water on high until boiling.
- Drizzle in olive oil and add pasta.
- While the pasta is boiling, in a large pan, drizzle olive oil and heat pan on high
- When the pan is warm, sautee the red bell pepper and garlic until tender (but not mushy)
- Add the shrimp and season with garlic powder and pepper
- Once the shrimp are pink, combine alfredo sauce and simmer on low until sauce is warm.
- Once asparagus is done, cut into 2 inch pieces and set aside.
- When pasta is done, strain and put in an large bowl.
- Combine the sauce, asparagus, and pasta.
- Top with fresh grated parmesan and oregano. Serve.
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Viva Bertolli® and join me in celebrating 150 years of delicious Italian food, friends and family. Felice Anniversario and Buono Appetito! Visit Bertolli on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter for more inspirations and ideas to bring Tuscany to your table.
Love shrimp? You should try this Low Country Shrimp Boil!