Shrimp and Bacon Spaghetti Recipe

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Gina Published: July 7, 2021 Modified: July 16, 2021
Shrimp and Bacon Spaghetti Recipe

How To Make Shrimp and Bacon Spaghetti

Elegant yet accessible, this shrimp and bacon spaghetti is a minimal surf and turf meal that combines the saltiness of the bacon with the delicate shrimps.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 12ozspaghetti
  • 2bacon strips,chopped
  • 8ozlarge shrimp,frozen, peeled and deveined
  • 6scallions
  • 2garlic cloves
  • 1tbspfresh lemon juice


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente. Reserve half a cup pasta water; drain pasta, and return to pot.

  2. While pasta is cooking, fry bacon in a large skillet over medium until browned. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate.

  3. Add shrimp, scallions, and garlic to the skillet. Cook, stirring frequently until shrimp are almost opaque.

  4. Add cup pasta water, and bring just to a boil. Add shrimp mixture and lemon juice to pasta.

  5. Season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine. Thin sauce with pasta water as needed.

  6. Serve sprinkled with bacon.


  • Calories: 427.91kcal
  • Fat: 7.69g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.33g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.79g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.61g
  • Carbohydrates: 66.97g
  • Fiber: 3.49g
  • Sugar: 3.05g
  • Protein: 21.21g
  • Cholesterol: 81.01mg
  • Sodium: 429.31mg
  • Calcium: 70.79mg
  • Potassium: 361.82mg
  • Iron: 1.70mg
  • Vitamin A: 43.61µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.17mg
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