Awesome Garlic Shrimp in a Creamy Cheese Sauce

Andy Anderson !


This is a great tasting dish that you can have on the table in under an hour.

I worked on this for a bit until I got the proportions correct. I think that the bacon, and the cream cheese just send it over the top.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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15 Min
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2 slice
thick-sliced bacon, chopped
2 oz
sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, chopped
2 clove
garlic, minced
1/4 lb
shrimp, 60 count, shelled & deveined
salt, kosher variety, fine grind, to taste
1/4 tsp
sweet paprika
1/2 tsp
dried basil
3/4 c
half & half
1/4 tsp
crushed red pepper
1 oz
cream cheese, softened
1/4 c
parmesan cheese, freshly grated
8 oz
pasta, your choice


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2Gather your ingredients.

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3Add the bacon to a large sauté pan over medium heat.

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4Cook until beginning to brown.

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5Add the sun-dried tomatoes, basil, and garlic to the pan.

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6Sauté until the garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute.

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7Add the shrimp, a pinch of salt, and the paprika, to the pan.

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8Stir and sauté for an additional 2 minutes.

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9Add the half & half, and crushed red pepper to the pan.

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10Bring up to a simmer.

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11Add the softened cream cheese, and Parmesan.

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12Stir until the cheese is melted.

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13Chef’s Note: If the sauce is still too thick, add half & half a bit at a time, until the desired consistency is achieved.

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15Plate with some good pasta. Enjoy.

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16Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom