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Bacon Scampi

 Creamy, Cheesy, Spicy, and fettuccine shrimp scampi bacon –need I say more?
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3 -5
Calories 855kcal
Author Immaculate Bites

Ingredients

  • ½ pound fettuccine noodles
  • 2 chopped thick cut bacon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ medium onion diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 1 medium tomato diced
  • ¼ teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or more
  • ½ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Start by boiling pasta in a large pot, according to box instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile in a large skillet over medium heat, sauté bacon until brown and crisp this may take about 3-5 minutes
  • Then remove bacon form skillet and transfer to a plate.
  • There will be some bacon drippings left in the pan (not more than 1-2 tablespoons).
  • Add about 1 Tablespoon of butter to the pan. Followed by onions, garlic, tomatoes and pepper flakes. Let it simmer for about for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent any burns. Add the milk, and cream.
  • Add shrimp, pour in chicken stock, parsley. Stir until combined. Bring to a boil and let it simmer for about 3-5 minutes add cheese . Stir for about a minute, adjust salt and pepper to suit taste bud.
  • Drain cooked pasta and add to the pan with bacon and shrimps toss all of the ingredients together.
  • Turn off heat and let pasta soak up some of the sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 855kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 550mg | Sodium: 1799mg | Potassium: 606mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1450IU | Vitamin C: 16.5mg | Calcium: 527mg | Iron: 5.1mg