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.


★★★★★ 3 votes

15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top



  • 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

How to Make Awesome Garlic Shrimp in a Creamy Cheese Sauce


  2. Gather your ingredients.
  3. Add the bacon to a large sauté pan over medium heat.
  4. Cook until beginning to brown.
  5. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, basil, and garlic to the pan.
  6. Sauté until the garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute.
  7. Add the shrimp, a pinch of salt, and the paprika, to the pan.
  8. Stir and sauté for an additional 2 minutes.
  9. Add the half & half, and crushed red pepper to the pan.
  10. Bring up to a simmer.
  11. Add the softened cream cheese, and Parmesan.
  12. Stir until the cheese is melted.
  13. Chef’s Note: If the sauce is still too thick, add half & half a bit at a time, until the desired consistency is achieved.
  15. Plate with some good pasta. Enjoy.
  16. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Awesome Garlic Shrimp in a Creamy Cheese Sauce

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

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