Shrimp Carbonara

  • prep: 10 min
  • cook: 15 min
  • total: 25 min
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  • Summary

    Restaurant-quality pasta made right at home in 25 minutes. Not to mention the creamy sauce with crisp bacon and tender-juicy shrimp!

    Ingredients

    • Ingredients:
    • 12 ounces bucatini*
    • 4 slices bacon, diced
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 8 ounces medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and roughly chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
    • 1/4 cup half and half*, or more, as needed
    • 1/2 cup frozen peas
    • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
    • Directions:
    • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
    • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Drain excess fat; reserving 1 tablespoon in the skillet. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate.
    • Add garlic to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
    • Season shrimp with basil, oregano, salt and pepper, to taste. Add shrimp to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes.
    • Stir in cream cheese, half and half and peas until well combined, about 1-2 minutes. If the mixture is too thick, add more half and half as needed until desired consistency is reached.
    • Stir in pasta and bacon.
    • Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan and parsley, if desired.
    • *Spaghetti or linguini can be substituted.
    • *Half and half is equal parts of whole milk and cream. For 1 cup half and half, you can substitute 3/4 cup whole milk + 1/4 cup heavy cream or 2/3 cup skim or low-fat milk + 1/3 cup heavy cream.

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1297 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 42 g 64.09%
    • Saturated Fat: 16 g 78.85%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 161 mg 53.61%
    • Sodium: 1682 mg 70.09%
    • Calcium: 789 mg 78.9%
    • Potassium: 1348 mg 38.5%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 18 mg 99.81%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 152 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 24 g 97.84%
    • Sugar: 19 g
    • Protein: 52 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 53.27%
    • Vitamin C 22.6%
    • Vitamin D 0.62%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat6
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch8
    • Exchange - Vegetables3
    • Exchange - Lean Meat3
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total6 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total4 oz-eq

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