Thursday, September 20, 2012

Shrimp Carbonara Recipe!

As many of you already know, we've been meal planing in our home for almost two months now! It was an adjustment at first; sitting down to plan out the whole week, paying the grocery store once a week, and actually cooking every night, but I think we've finally gotten the hang of it and we are ENJOYING it! I utilize lots of websites and cooking magazines as well as blogs, my trip to the grocery store usually happens on Sunday AND I can make it in and out and back home in less than an hour {as long as I can find all that I am looking for}.

I've made this Shrimp Carbonara {found in Kraft Foods Magazine} once before and decided to add it to the meal list for this week! It is crazy easy and perfect for a weeknight meal!! After posting a photo of it on Instagram {follow me: LHHisfabulous61111} and receiving quite a few "yums" and likes, I knew I had to share it with y'all! 

What you'll need:

1/2 lb. spaghetti, uncooked
4 Slices of Bacon, chopped
1 lb. uncooked deveined peeled large shrimp {I used frozen, fully cooked, tail off shrimp}
1 cup frozen peas
1 tub {10 oz.} Philadelphia Italian Cheese and Herb Cooking Creme
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

Cook spaghetti in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, cook bacon in large skillet until crisp {I actually cooked our bacon in the microwave to avoid a splattered grease mess and to speed up the cooking process}. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon, reserving 1 tbsp. drippings in skillet {I just poured the drippings from the plate that the bacon was cooked on in the microwave, to the skillet}. Drain bacon on paper towels.

Add Shrimp to reserved drippings; cook and stir on medium heat 5 mins. or until shrimp turn pink. Stir in peas, cook 1 min. Add cooking creme; cook and stir 3 min. or until heated through.

Drain spaghetti; return to pan. Add shrimp mixture and bacon; mix lightly. Top with Parmesan. 

If a thinner sauce is desired, reserve 1/4 cup of the drained pasta cooking water. Add 1 tbsp. at a time, to finished recipe until desired consistency. Top with Parmesan. 

VOILA YOU'RE DONE!!! I am serious! It's that easy!

Finished! My photo skills are lacking... annoyed you can't see any bacon! 

If anyone cooks this PLEASE tell me what you thought! I always love hearing y'alls opinions!!! 



  1. I'm trying this one! Looks fabulous! I could eat pasta for days too.

  2. I love shrimp pasta! Looks yummy!

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