Sometimes you just don’t have the time of the energy to make dinner but you still want something tasty. It is at times like these that I like a quick pasta such as a carbonara pasta, which is super tasty and can be made in less than 20 minutes!. The carbonara sauce comes together easily and in less time than it takes to boil the pasta. A typical carbonara sauce consists of eggs, parmigiano reggiano, pancetta and black pepper. One of the reasons that I like carbonara is that you can play around with it by adding different things like shrimp which is amazing in carbonara pasta! This shrimp carbonara is the perfect quick and easy dinner that is just as good for a busy weeknight meal for the family or for something special to impress guests!
A quick, easy and tasty succulent shrimp pasta dish in a creamy egg, bacon and black pepper sauce!
- 8 ounces linguine
- 4 ounces bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 pound shrimp, peeled and de-veined
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup pecorino romano or parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
- pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
- Start cooking the pasta as directed on the package.
- Cook the bacon in a pan, pour off all but a tablespoon of the grease from the pan.
- Add the shrimp and garlic to the pan, saute until just cooked, about 2-3 minutes and turn off the heat.
- Mix the egg, cheese, pepper and salt and parsley in a bowl.
- Drain the cooked pasta reserving some of the water.
- Add the pasta and the egg mixture to the pan along with enough of the pasta water to make a nice sauce, toss to coat and season with pepper to taste.
Option: Use 2 egg yolks and 1/3 cup heavy cream instead of 2 full eggs.
Option: Serve on your favourite pasta such as linguine, spaghetti, fettuccine, angel hair, bow tie (farfalle), rigatoni, bucatini, or rice, etc.
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We Are Not Martha says
I love that this did not take you any “energy” or “time.” It looks absolutely amazing!! And the shrimp look nice and huge!
I love the shrimp in this dish! So succulent!
Ruth Daniels says
Now that is my kind of dish! Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Night.
Dang that looks good, I have been off shrimp for awhile, but I am willing to try for that!
wow, soooo lovely 🙂
OMG, Kevin, my son just asking me (5 minutes ago) weather I have shrimps, he really in the mood to make pasta. I regret that I don’t have any. Not even a frozen one. I guess I just have to ask him to stare at your dish instead!
Look delicious as usual!
Grammar corrector says
^more than one shrimp, is still shrimp
Mrs Ergül says
Yay! This is my kind of carbonara!
I’ve never made carbonara. I am going to bookmark this for it’s ease and how quick it is to make.
That looks so good! I like quick and easy. Especially after a long day at work. I will have bookmark this for one of those days.
That looks amazing! I love the noodles you used.
What a yummy food kevin..
that shrimp looks like it is perfectly cooked! and it sounds delicious! i like anything that has “carbonara” in the name!!
Looks delicious, Kevin. Quick cooking shrimp is a great way to make this carbonara even more no-fuss!
Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) says
I love recipes that are made with things that are always in the pantry. I keep good quality shrimp in the freezer (because we don’t get fresh shrimp here), and the rest is easy.
Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says
So simple yet so incredible.. Thanks in advance for saving me so much cooking time!!
ooh this looks so good! a nice twist on the traditional carbonara. will have to try this the next time i have pasta.
Oooh, that looks so good right now… I’d love a nice steamy bowl of that. Nice dinner 🙂
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
This dish looks just too good ;-P! Pasta and shrimps = paradize!
Shrimp and bacon?! That’s a winning combination right there! 😉
Now that is one lovely looking carbonara!
I want some right now and its only breakfast time!!
oh!! This is my favourite italian pasta!! Love it!1 don’t mind to eat every day:))
Mochachocolata Rita says
Kev, I love anything carbonara ^_^
Wow…this looks absolutely delicious! And you say you made this when you were tired 🙂
I love shrimp and pasta. I am making this recipe very soon. I love that it is so simple yet looks so tasty. Thanks for the recipe….
Happy cook says
This you call easyto make. Wow i would be in the kitchen longer then you to make them.
I love this, will have to make them.
Those bacon pieces must have given a realy super taste to the scampis.
Chocolate Shavings says
Seems like we were both in the mood for shrimp! I’ve been meaning to make pasta carbonara at home for a while.. yours looks great!
*drool* Looks great!
How do you manage to cook something new all the time?
Love shrimp and pasta, what a nice recipe.
I was stuck for a dish for dinner tonite, and I have all these ingredients. Thank you 🙂
Beautiful Dish! I seriously want to grab a fork and dive into that bowl!
Nice! I love pancetta in anything. I’ll have to put this on my growing list of things to make!
I keep seeing carbonara recipes… will have to make it soon as it just sounds amazing. Beautiful – as always!
this sounds like a great twist on pasta carbonara…one of my faves for comfort.
Nina Timm says
Oh goodness, we had the same meal las night. I just had to use bacon…no shrimp this time of the month!Looks delicious though!
Mike of Mike's Table says
This is one of those dishes I always mean to try but still haven’t. It sounds delicious and looks great on the plate, as always
I love this, it looks so fresh. Makes me wish spring was sooner!
I may not have the energy, but oh, do I have the inclination to make this dish! Looks great Kevin.
Great idea when you need something on the simpler side or the energy.
I love how huge the shrimp look (an oxymoron I guess!) Your quickie dinners are so much better than any fast food any day!
looks delicious! i love shrimp in pasta!
YUM! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I never knew how easy it was to make at home!
Sweet Bird says
All I can say is, nom nom nom.
I had to come back and tell you that I made this dish for my son and I for dinner, the food critic isn’t much of a shrimp person … it was fantastic! I have never had bacon in pasta before and I loved the taste. I used some of the roasted red peppers I had put up earlier, the son said ‘make sure you cook this again’. It is now in my recipe file 🙂
Thanks again for the inspiration.
This looks terrific! I love shrimp any way I can get it!
Only to say que rico,que rico, que rico, or yummy,yummy,yummy, maybe because I love shrimp and I love your recipes Kevin,xxxxGloria
I just found your blog and wow…I’m amazed. Just amazed! You went from a person who ate the same thing often to someone who cooks, photographs and writes about such a beautiful variety of seasonal meals it’s just so impressive. I can’t wait to try your recipes and thanks for the wonderful blog!
Darius T. Williams says
You and I seem to be on the same wave length lately. 🙂
This looks amazing. I love carbonara with chicken. I have never tried it with shrimp but it sounds soo good.
Kevin, I am definitely tagging this one! It looks perfect, I can’t wait to try it.
Fabulously Broke says
That looks.. AMAZING.
I am such a big fan of yours 🙂 Please don’t ever stop blogging! Oh and I’m linking to this.
Once again, I bookmarked this from the title alone. Oh…and that gorgeous picture!
Beautiful ! one of my favorites. All your pics are amazing…
Marc @ NoRecipes says
Nicely done! Carbonara is one of my favourite pasta preps:-)
Kevin, the picture is wonderful — I can almost taste the shrimp!
Oooh, I’ve never had shrimp in a carbonara before, but it sounds wonderful!
Mrs. L says
Bacon? Shrimp? I’m so there!
Thanks for sharing such a fuss free way of making the sauce. I shall try your method after I finished using my bottled sauce 😛
Kevin, this is a must try. We’ll be having this soon. Thanks for sharing.sys
This looks really good, I’m going to give it a try on a night I’m feeling a bit lazy…
i have made this twice and i love it! i love your blog and have nearly 50 of your recipes bookmarked!
yummy!!! I love it!
Alex Baranosky says
“4 slices bacon (chopped)”
No pancetta man??? It must be the Canadian love of smokey/maply tasting things. 🙂
Your picture looks great, but I can’t eat no Carbonara with bacon. It just isn’t right.
This one looks perfect!
This was wonderful! We wanted something quick and this was exactly that, and it tasted great. I am so glad I found your blog. I will be making the zucchini and blueberry bread this weekend.
So glad you shared this on your Facebook feed! Looks and sounds amazing. Shrimp are plentiful and cheap here now at the end of the season, cheaper than chicken! So, I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate them into our meals. Can't wait to try this one!
This recipe looks great for a Father's Day dinner meal! I'm going to be serving four people. How many servings can this recipe make? Thanks!
Anonymous: This recipe makes 1 serving but easily doubles or quadruples!
Rachel Page says
Oh, I'm so hungry now. Have not taken my meal. This looks so slurpible, so smooth.
Rachel Page says
I prefer pasta with white sauce and this looks so comforting and delicious 🙂
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