Shrimp Carbonara

Shrimp Carbonara

Shrimp carbonara and chicken marsala are two of those really fancy sounding meals that are actually really easy to prepare at home. Carbonara sauce is actually a bacon sauce. It’s pretty delicious. 

I’ve had bacon-wrapped shrimp, and shrimp carbonara sounds like a winner!

This is a delicious looking meal. It would be a great meal for the family, but an even better one when it is just the you and your significant other, candles, and win. This is a fairly quick recipe as well. Give it a try!!

Thanks to the folks at My Food Infatuation for this recipe!

 Ingredients for Shrimp Carbonara

  • 10 slices of Bacon, chopped
  • 1 box of Spaghetti (1lb)
  • 1 lb uncooked, de-veined, Shrimp
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp Garlic, minced
  • 4 Eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese (and then some for garnishing)
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste


Get your water boiling for your spaghetti – this always seems to take so long, and can really mess up your timing if you forget until the ‘add pasta’ step. Be sure to prepare your spaghetti aldente, then drain and set aside until needed.

Next, fry bacon on medium heat. Once cooked, set aside.

Add your onion and garlic to bacon drippings, sprinkle on some salt and pepper, then saute until tender.

Add shrimp and saute until fully cooked and pink. Reduce the heat to just below medium (about 4) and add in your spaghetti, mixing remaining drippings and seasoning into the pasta.

Next beat your eggs and add them to the pasta. Be sure to continuously work the pasta with the eggs until it starts to have a glazed appearance.   

Finally, add the Parmesan cheese and mix with your tongs until fully combined. Plate it up and garnish with some additional Parmesan and some fresh (or dried) parsley to really fancy it up! 🙂


Check out the original source for this recipe with step-by-step photographs and helpful tips as well as many other delicious recipes at: My Food Infatuation.

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  1. Hi Brianna, I usually do meal paninnlg on Sunday nights, but of course you could pick any day. I plan the whole week out using my trusty Good Housekeeping cookbook, my cherished recipe box, and the Internet. I love ethnic and exotic foods, too. There are tons of Indian dishes that are vegetarian. Also stir-fry is great and you can make that totally vegetarian and even add tofu. Fry up some extra firm tofu in oil in the wok first, then after it’s nice and browned, add your veggies. My parents used to be vegetarian for the first few years of my life, and even after that rarely ate red meat. When we did have meat it was chicken or fish. I am similar with my family now. Anyways, I can come up with several more ideas if you want me to…just email me or something!

    1. I cooked this tonight and didn;t know when to add that bacon in myself…I added it before the egg..I don’t think it really matters when you add but it would have been nice for it to be in the recipe..

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