Rating: 4.39 stars
131 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 81
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3

I created this dish after trying a similar dish (made with crab) at a restaurant. It's wonderful! If you like, you can garnish with additional chopped tomato and chopped green onion. If you have the time, toasting the pine nuts will enhance the flavor.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside.

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic, basil, and oregano in oil for 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and green onions, and saute for 3 minutes. Add bacon, half and half, Parmesan cheese, and Monterey Jack cheese. Cook until cheese is just melted. Stir in shrimp, and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.

  • Serve sauce over pasta, and sprinkle with pine nuts.

Nutrition Facts

459 calories; protein 30.1g; carbohydrates 42g; fat 18.8g; cholesterol 176.4mg; sodium 427.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (136)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2003
Let me just say this...I made this 2 nights IN A ROW!!! This recipe is fabulous!!! I doubled the ingredients to make more sauce like others had suggested and it was a wonderful idea. I can't thank you enough for this recipe. Yahmmy Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/11/2003
It never fails that after trying a recipe with rave reviews I get my hopes up only to be a little disappointed. This recipe was lacking in something I have yet to put my finger on. It needed generous amounts of salt despite the bacon and the flavor was almost bland. I think that maybe next time the herbs and tomotoes need to be sauteed in the bacon drippings instead of the olive oil--maybe that will add a little more flavor. To give this the benefit of the doubt I brought the left overs for lunch(maybe it will taste better once the flavors sit overnight). This has the potential to be something great--but with some major tweaking. Read More
(69)
131 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 81
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
02/11/2003
It never fails that after trying a recipe with rave reviews I get my hopes up only to be a little disappointed. This recipe was lacking in something I have yet to put my finger on. It needed generous amounts of salt despite the bacon and the flavor was almost bland. I think that maybe next time the herbs and tomotoes need to be sauteed in the bacon drippings instead of the olive oil--maybe that will add a little more flavor. To give this the benefit of the doubt I brought the left overs for lunch(maybe it will taste better once the flavors sit overnight). This has the potential to be something great--but with some major tweaking. Read More
(69)
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2003
Let me just say this...I made this 2 nights IN A ROW!!! This recipe is fabulous!!! I doubled the ingredients to make more sauce like others had suggested and it was a wonderful idea. I can't thank you enough for this recipe. Yahmmy Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2006
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! I made this exactly as described except I used angel hair pasta instead of linguine. If I do that again I'll increase the sauce because the angel hair requires more sauce so it ended up a little drier than it should have. My mistake! Excellent flavor and presentation! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2004
This was wonderful and makes a great presentation. My 5 year old son eat more than the adults. It was even better the next day for leftovers. This is simple and would be great to serve to impress guests. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2007
This recipe was excellent! I did add some extra cream and cheese to add volume to the sauce to accomodate a last minute guest. I will definately make this again! I also used light cream instead of half and half. The sauce was very creamy! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2005
My husband really liked this. I couldn't really taste the shrimp because of all the other flavors so it seems like you might as well add chicken or something cheaper. I added more cream and cheese so that the noodles would be more saucy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2008
Excellent, I served this recently and my guests loved it. I add garlic salt for a little stronger garlic flavor. Add a simple side salad and some good bread and you have a wonderful meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2004
This was really easy and very tasty. I used half crabmeat and half shrimp and it was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2005
One of my favorite pasta recipes! I've made this flavorful dish for family and friends and it is always a hit. If you don't like shellfish (or are allergic) this recipe also tastes wonderful using salmon instead of shrimp. Read More
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