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Spicy Shrimp Alfredo Pasta | Toowoomba Pasta

  • Author: Seonkyoung Longest
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 56 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 9 button bell mushrooms, cut into quarter
  • 1/2 lb fettuccine, pappardelle, tagliatelle, linguini or your choice of pasta
  • 2 cups cream or milk of your choice, I used unsweetened plain soy milk
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 to 2 tsp smoked paprika, cayenne, or gochugaru (Korean red pepper flakes)
  • 2 tsp veggie/chicken bouillon or 2 tbsp Yondu (Korean vegetable seasoning)
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 lb peeled and deveined shrimp (you can substitute to king oyster mushroom “scallop”)
  • A pinch of salt & black pepper
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast
  • Chopped chives or green onion


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil to cook the pasta. Dice the onion and chop the garlic cloves. Cut the button bell mushrooms as well.
  2. In a separate bowl, prepare the cream sauce by combining the cream or milk, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika (or cayenne/gochugaru), and veggies.chicken bouillon (or Yondu), and ketchup. Whisk well and set the sauce aside.
  3. Start by cooking the pasta according to the package instructions in salted boiling water. Make sure to cook the pasta al dente or a little under because we will finish cooking the pasta in the sauce.
  4. Heat the oil and the butter in a large skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook until they turn pink and are cooked through; cooking time varies depending on the size of the shrimp. Once cooked, remove the shrimp from the pan and set them aside.
  5. In the same pan, add the chopped garlic, onion, and mushrooms. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Saute the ingredients until the onions become translucent and the mushrooms are cooked for about 2 minutes.
  6. Reduce heat to medium and pour the prepared cream sauce into the pan. Stir well and bring the sauce to a simmer. Let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
  7. Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and sprinkle the cheese right on top. Toss it until it is well coated. Cook for an additional 1 minute or so, allowing the pasta to absorb the flavors of the sauce.
  8. Stir in the shrimp and remove the pan from heat and garnish the dish with some more cheese and chopped chives. Serve hot and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins