This recipe is just perfect! Deliciously creamy sauce combines all the flavors in this Creamy Pasta to make it irresistible.

This recipe is just perfect! Deliciously creamy sauce combines all the flavors in this Creamy Pasta to make it irresistible.

Looking for an easy shrimp recipe? Then, try this Creamy Pasta with Shrimp, Bacon, Spinach, Garlic, and Tomatoes! This is one of the best ways to cook shrimp – by smothering it in a creamy Parmesan sauce with lots of veggies and bacon, and red pepper flakes

Serves: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound shrimp, uncooked, peeled, deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (thyme, oregano, basil – combined)
  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped in large cubes
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 bacon strips, COOKED, DRAINED OF FAT, AND CHOPPED
  • 1/4 (maximum 1/2 teaspoon) crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly shredded
  • 6 oz fresh spinach
  • 10 oz penne pasta (for gluten-free version, use gluten-free brown-rice penne)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated, for serving

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