Bacon and Shrimp Linguini Toss

This bacon and shrimp linguini toss has been a weeknight staple in my house for nearly a decade.  It has brought many smiles, full bellies and happy plates and is still the most requested pasta dish in my household.  You know you’ve got a winner when picky two year old’s clean their plates and ask for seconds and thirds.

Now I wouldn’t say it is the healthiest when you think about the bacon and cheese but it definitely worth a cheat day if you are going on a low carb diet.

Bacon and Shrimp Linguini Toss

I have made many variations of this linguini toss, bacon no bacon, shrimp, chicken you name it, I’ve tried it.  This is my go to pasta dish when I don’t know what to cook for dinner.  The reason this a staple in my house is because 90% of the time I already have both the pantry items and the perishables readily available.  Both the perishable and pantry items I pick up regularly to keep as staples because they are often used in many of my other recipes.

Pantry items:

Linguini pasta

Roasted, diced tomatoes

Chicken Stock

Perishables:

Onions

Bell Peppers

Mushrooms

Cream cheese

Parsley

Garlic

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Substitutes:

To make this recipe vegetarian friendly substitute the chicken stock for vegetable stock.  It does not take away from the flavor essence of this recipe.  I often use this substitute on meatless monday.

If you are not big on shrimp or bacon, you can also substitute with chicken.

AuthorMettleForkCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Bacon and Shrimp Linguini Toss is a quick and delicious pasta meal that will be a fan favorite.

Bacon and Shrimp Linguini Toss

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time50 mins

This bacon and shrimp linguini toss is the perfect addition to your weeknight meals.

Ingredients
 45 Bacon slices cut into strips
 1 cup Onions diced
 1 cup Bell Pepper diced (red or yellow)
 1 tsp Garlic minced
 1 cup Baby Portabella mushrooms sliced
 ¼ cup Parsley
 8 oz Can diced tomatoes (garlic, basil, oregano mix)
 1 tsp Salt
 2 cups Shrimp (peeled and deveined)
 8 cups Chicken broth or stock
 1 Pkg linguini noodles
 4 oz Cheese

Directions
1

In a 10 inch skillet cook the bacon strips until brown and crispy. Once cooked remove the bacon strips from skillet and discard any excess grease leaving about 1 tsp.

2

Next, add the diced onions, bell pepper and minced garlic and sauté until soft and golden brown.

3

Stir in the diced mushrooms and cook for 4-5 minutes or until slight soft. Return half of the bacon back to the pan. Mix in the canned diced tomatoes and 1/3 of the chopped parsley. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

4

Pour in the chicken broth and stir. Place the linguini noodles in the skillet. If using a 10 inch skillet you do not have to break the noodles in half. Be sure to stir the linguini frequently while it cooks to prevent the noodles sticking together. Place lid on skillet and allow the noodles to cook about 10 minutes or until al dente.

5

Incorporate the uncooked shrimp and cook until slightly pink.

6

Add cream cheese and stir in as it melts.
(Cut into smaller cubes for quicker melting)

7

Finally, sprinkle any remaining bacon and parsley and serve.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 45 Bacon slices cut into strips
 1 cup Onions diced
 1 cup Bell Pepper diced (red or yellow)
 1 tsp Garlic minced
 1 cup Baby Portabella mushrooms sliced
 ¼ cup Parsley
 8 oz Can diced tomatoes (garlic, basil, oregano mix)
 1 tsp Salt
 2 cups Shrimp (peeled and deveined)
 8 cups Chicken broth or stock
 1 Pkg linguini noodles
 4 oz Cheese

Directions

Directions
1

In a 10 inch skillet cook the bacon strips until brown and crispy. Once cooked remove the bacon strips from skillet and discard any excess grease leaving about 1 tsp.

2

Next, add the diced onions, bell pepper and minced garlic and sauté until soft and golden brown.

3

Stir in the diced mushrooms and cook for 4-5 minutes or until slight soft. Return half of the bacon back to the pan. Mix in the canned diced tomatoes and 1/3 of the chopped parsley. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

4

Pour in the chicken broth and stir. Place the linguini noodles in the skillet. If using a 10 inch skillet you do not have to break the noodles in half. Be sure to stir the linguini frequently while it cooks to prevent the noodles sticking together. Place lid on skillet and allow the noodles to cook about 10 minutes or until al dente.

5

Incorporate the uncooked shrimp and cook until slightly pink.

6

Add cream cheese and stir in as it melts.
(Cut into smaller cubes for quicker melting)

7

Finally, sprinkle any remaining bacon and parsley and serve.

Bacon and Shrimp Linguini Toss

 

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Author: MettleFork

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