Shrimp And Bacon Pasta Recipe

Shrimp and Bacon Pasta is an incredibly delicious, rich and creamy pasta recipe. Shrimp and Bacon Pasta is very easy to prepare and to give it a spicy kick, I will be using Cajun spice seasoning. I must warn though, this dish is quite high in calories but it’s sumptuousness more than makes up for the calories…😁😁 Yes, it is calorie loaded cos of the incorporation of butter and double cream but it is not a recipe you whip up every now and then, just on days when you feel like indulging; eating in moderation is key. I’m choosing to use just half of the required amount of cream so it can be enjoyed by even calorie binding and casting people….LOL! Feel free to add more if you wish.

shrimp and bacon pasta

Shrimp and bacon pasta

Heavy/double cream is pretty easy to source, if you’re having troubles then ask your baker friends. It’s a very popular baking ingredient. Quite frankly, you can do without the cream if it’s  too difficult to source. It tastes just as yummy without, the only difference being a not too creamy texture and taste.


If you can’t source pre-mixed/store bought Cajun spice then not to worry, it’s very easy to prepare. To make your  own easy  Homemade Cajun Seasoning, simply click HERE. 



500g  Pasta (Spaghetti, Tagliatelle and Fettuccine are ideal)

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons Butter

2½ Tablespoons Cajun Seasoning

4-20 Pieces Peeled and Deveined Large Shrimp

200g Bacon

150ml Heavy/Double Cream

1/2 Cup Chicken Stock

1 Small Chopped Onion

1 Chopped Green Pepper

3 Cloves Garlic, minced

1.5 Tablespoons Red pepper flakes

1 Knorr Chicken Cube

1/3 Teaspoon Salt



Cook the Spaghetti/Pasta with 1/2 Teaspoon salt until tender, leave to drain in a colander…


Place a non stick coated pan on medium heat, when it gets hot, add Olive Oil, then the Bacon. Fry till it’s done, then take the Bacon out and set aside…


Place the pan back on medium heat, add half of the Butter to the juice from the bacon. When it’s melted, add half of the Cajun seasoning and mix the spice with the Butter…


Then add the shrimp. Cook until the shrimp turn pink. Do NOT overcook or you’ll end up with rubbery shrimp. Take the shrimp out and set aside…


Add the rest of the Butter and leave till it’s melted, then add in diced Onions..


Cook for 3-5 minutes, until the onion is translucent. Add in the Chopped green pepper, then add minced Garlic, the rest of the Cajun seasoning, Knorr Chicken Cube and Red Pepper Flakes …


When they’re all combined and mixed well, pour in Chicken Stock…


Then the Double/Heavy Cream, stir and combine, cook for about 3-5 minutes…

shrimp and bacon pasta

When the sauce has thickened a bit, add the cooked Shrimp and Bacon back into the pan…

shrimp and bacon pasta

Then add the cooked Pasta. Mix until well combined.

shrimp and bacon pasta

Switch the heat off and leave to simmer for 2 minutes. Your Shrimp and Bacon Pasta is ready!



Shrimp and bacon pasta

We will be waiting to read your feedback when you’ve had a chance to try this easy Shrimp and Bacon Pasta recipe. See you soon!

26 thoughts on “Shrimp And Bacon Pasta Recipe

  1. Yippie! I made it and t was really awesome. Can’t wait to make it for my parents when next I visit. I’m supper excited. Thanks Sisi Jemimah

  2. This recipe is a great hit back to back in Olamide’s voice😂😂. First i tried without the cream then with the cream. My family who happened to be the judges said the one with cream tasted way better. Thanks so much dear, you make all receipe so easy like ABC even lazy or amateur cook will find it very easy. Please don’t relent in this call so many people are inspired by you 😘😘

  3. I never really saw myself cooking anything with cream but i saw this and decided to try it and i absolutely loved it though i used prawns instead of bacon but it was really great and my friends love it as well. i also used tis recipe to make the cream sauce and it was amazing with rice. Keep up the good work Sisi Jemimah 🙂

  4. My boyfriend and I made this meal (our first time on your blog) and loved it! He says it’s our best meal yet lol! We’ll be cooking more of your recipes!
    PS: I made Cajun seasoning myself with this recipe – “Stir together salt, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, onion powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, thyme, and red pepper flakes until evenly blended. Store in an airtight container.”

    • Hi Della, sorry for the late response. I’m really glad the recipe worked great for you. Thanks for taking the time to leave a feedback, it’s really appreciated.. Also thanks for sharing your Cajun spice mix recipe…x

  5. OMG. I usually call myself the pasta quuen because everyone loves my pasta but this one was DA BOMB. I used chicken instead of shrimps because I don’t like shrimps and I used creole season since it’s similar to Cajun seasoning and also instead of heavy cream I used whole milk and made a roux to get it a little thicker. As I type I just dey sit down my kitchen dey chop dey go Kai. God bless you for this recipe

    • Hi Bimpe, your feedback made me laugh…lol. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave me a feedback, it’s greatly appreciated. I’ve actually got a recipe for the chicken version on the blog too. I’m glad you loved it. Thanks once again,,.x

  6. Sisi J, your hands are blessed. I tried your Okra soup recipe and if sent forms treat, this is next on my list. You’ll soon hear from me. Thank you so much for your wonderful menus

  7. Hi Sisi Jemimah. THanks so much for sharing this recipe. I tried it last Sunday and it was yummy. The recipe was easy to follow and it didn’t take long to make. It was nice and spicy, and the bacon and shrimp was great. My husband and I loved it. It’s added to the list of foods I will serve in my house. Thank you so much.

    • Yay! Thanks so much for your feedback, it’s very much appreciated. I’m glad the recipe worked out great and thanks for taking the time to leave a feedback. You’re very welcome…x

  8. Am always amazed by your cooking skills and how you are patient when teaching. I have replicated a lot of your recipes and they always come out very good. Because of you I can now boldly cook different meals and am always gingered to cook. God bless you plenty. I will try this as soon as possible and let you know how it goes. Keep up the good work

    • Love, love, love your feedback. I’m glad you find my recipes useful. Actually blushing here…lol. God bless you more…x

  9. This is amazing Sisi, it’s on my to-cook list for next weekend because I can’t get the ingredients this weekend. Well you be organising cooking classes anytime soon or in the near future. I would really love to attend.

    • Hi, will be awaiting your feedback then, I’m sure you’ll love it. Yes, I’ll be organising classes in the near future, if you’re subscribed, you’ll definitely get a notification, thanks.

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