Shrimp Linguine with Bacon

Another week of possibilities ahead my friends. Today for meals on Monday I’m sharing one of our special occasion favorites. I have been making this for years and years. I always serve it with a nice crusty bread or garlic bread. It’s a wonderful tummy filling meal. But you can’t make it to often because it’s loaded with bacon :-)

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What You Need

1 Lb. Linguine pasta (I use Barilla)

6 Pieces smoky bacon

1 1/2 lbs. Large Shrimp (peeled and de-veined, tails removed)

2 Cloves garlic, chopped

1/2 tsp. Crushed red pepper

Salt and Pepper (to taste)

1/4 Cup fresh parsley (finely chopped)

Parmesan cheese

Paper towel lined plate

Slotted spoon

Large skillet

Pasta pot

Large serving dish

Colander

Before you start: Prepare the water for your pasta and bring to a boil. Cut bacon into small bite sized pieces.

Lets Make It! Cook bacon in skillet over medium high heat, remove cooked bacon from skillet using a slotted spoon ( do not remove bacon oil)  and place on paper towel lined plate. Add garlic, red pepper, salt and pepper to bacon oil and cook for about 2 minutes, add shrimp, stir to combine. Lower heat to medium and cook shrimp until tender (pink all over). Simultaneously cook pasta in prepared water and cook according to package directions. Add cooked bacon back into skillet and toss lightly. Drain the pasta. Place in large serving dish. Pour shrimp and bacon mixture over the pasta and lightly toss to combine. Serve with Parmesan for topping.

Serves 4

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Comments

  1. Oooooh this looks delish!!! Thanks for the recipe, I am going to give it a whirl.

  2. YUM! Def copying this down. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. You know the way to my heart..or should I say stomach. This recipe looks fabulous.

  4. So simple and yet it looks delicious! Thanks for sharing, I’ll give it a try:)

  5. Shrimp and bacon = gotta try this!

  6. Definitely a special occasion dish! The photo looks great :)

  7. This looks fantastic! I’ve had this before and loved it. I could eat it all the time but….as you say, eating a lot of bacon is not a good idea. What a shame as I love bacon and have to eat it very sparingly if at all because of high cholesterol. Although, I do sneak a piece every once in a while when husband makes it. HAH

  8. WOW! this looks absolutely delicious! So glad you followed my blog, allowed me to find yours! Thanks for the follow!

  9. This is a great special occasion dinner to serve. Thanks for sharing, and the picture looks deeeeelicious!

  10. Now that just sounds awesome! And not hard to make.

  11. This is definitely one my family would love. Thank you for sharing.♥

  12. Barilla is the way to go! I buy it a lot when it goes on sale :)

  13. That indeed does look quite delish! Thanks for sharing…I will have to try this sometime. Big hugs, xoxo

  14. I could skip the bacon and be just fine with the pasta and shrimp. YUM!

  15. Looks so yummy!! Thanks for sharing…and for making me hungry!
    Leslie

  16. This Looks so yummy!! What a great dinner idea. Thanks for sharing…and for making me hungry!
    Leslie

  17. Yum! that looks really tasty Katherine!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  18. Oh, I am bookmarking this one, my husband will love this :)

  19. What a great recipe! Thanks for sharing this. Blessings!

  20. I’m normally not a huge bacon lover, but something about this has my mouth watering! Looks delish!

  21. Now that’s my kind of recipe. Shrimp AND bacon. Mmmm….

  22. Bacon, parm cheese and pasta ~ PINNING! Yum :)

    Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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