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What's not to like about pasta, garlicky shrimp, and bacon smothered in a creamy Parmesan sauce?


Recipe Summary

15 mins
20 mins
35 mins
3 servings


Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until nearly tender, about 8 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels, leaving about 1 1/2 tablespoons grease in the skillet.

  • Add garlic to hot grease and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Cook until just cooked through and pink, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

  • Pour chicken broth into the hot skillet, and cook for about 1 minute. Stir in heavy cream, and bring to a simmer, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low, whisk in Parmesan cheese, and cook until sauce starts to thicken, about 2 minutes.

  • Drain spaghetti, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water.

  • Return shrimp and bacon to the skillet and simmer until heated through, about 1 minute. Add spaghetti and toss all ingredients together. Whisk in some of the reserved pasta water if sauce is too thick. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Garnish with chopped parsley and serve with a fresh lemon wedge to be squeezed over the pasta.

Nutrition Facts

615 calories; protein 37.3g; carbohydrates 60.1g; fat 24.5g; cholesterol 246.7mg; sodium 877.5mg. Full Nutrition