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Easy Garlic Shrimp with Bacon in Creamy Parmesan Sauce

Easy Garlic Shrimp with Bacon in Creamy Parmesan Sauce – Garlicky, juicy shrimp and crispy bacon smothered in a creamy parmesan sauce! Create this restaurant quality dish in the comfort of your own home, asap.


A creamy and easy garlic shrimp recipe tossed in a rich parmesan sauce, all prepared in just one skillet AND ready in under 15 minutes?! YAHS, please! 

Think about this combination; we have garlic, butter, bacon, and shrimp. Plus heavy cream and parmesan cheese. Lemon juice, salt, and pepper, too. It’s all of these bright and luscious flavors mixed with my favorite seafood. 

I should note that although we’re talking about butter and heavy cream, this Garlic Shrimp recipe is low in carbs, high in protein, and a perfect option for those following a Keto diet. 

Cooking shrimp in a skillet.

Even if you couldn’t care less for Keto or carbs, this shrimp recipe is a winner and a totally acceptable meal that goes with absolutely anything. Serve this as an appetizer or a main dish, and easily double the recipe if need be. 


  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet to a desired doneness/crispiness; remove from pan.
  2. Melt butter in the same pan and add the shrimp and garlic. 
  3. Cook for just a few minutes, or until shrimp is pink and opaque. DO NOT overcook shrimp because they will turn out very dry and rubbery. 
  4. Remove shrimp from skillet.
  5. Add heavy cream to the skillet and a bit of chicken broth; bring to a simmer. Stir in the parmesan cheese and let simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, or until thickened and creamy.
  6. Return shrimp and bacon to skillet; simmer for just a minute, or until everything is warmed through. 

Creamy Parmesan Sauce in a skillet.



  • Store in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Shrimp and bacon in a skillet.




Cooking shrimp in a skillet.

Easy Garlic Shrimp with Bacon in Creamy Parmesan Sauce

Katerina | Diethood
Garlicky, juicy shrimp and crispy bacon smothered in a creamy parmesan sauce! 
5 from 14 votes
Servings : 6 serves
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 12 mins


  • 4 slices thick cut bacon, diced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1.5 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • chopped fresh parsley, for serving
  • lemon slices, for serving


  • Set a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Sprinkle the chopped bacon into the hot skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or to a desired crispiness. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Add butter to the skillet and melt.
  • Stir in shrimp and garlic.
  • Season with salt and pepper and cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until just cooked through and pink. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Add chicken broth to the hot skillet and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in heavy cream and bring to a simmer.
  • Whisk in parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning; lower heat to a steady simmer and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until creamy and thickened.
  • Return bacon and shrimp to the skillet and let simmer for a minute, or just until heated through.
  • Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • Squeeze lemon juice over the shrimp; stir and garnish with chopped parsley.
  • Serve with lemon slices.


Use Fat Free Half & Half and Turkey Bacon to lower points down to 4.
  • Store in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 392 kcal | Carbohydrates: 2 g | Protein: 29 g | Fat: 29 g | Saturated Fat: 14 g | Cholesterol: 361 mg | Sodium: 1171 mg | Potassium: 195 mg | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 0 g | Vitamin A: 670 IU | Vitamin C: 5.4 mg | Calcium: 249 mg | Iron: 2.9 mg | Net Carbs: 2 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: cheese, creamy sauce, easy shrimp recipe, keto recipes, keto side dishes, low carb recipe, shrimp appetizer, shrimp dinner recipe
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23 comments on “Easy Garlic Shrimp with Bacon in Creamy Parmesan Sauce”

  1. We were emptying out our freezer at seasonโ€™s end in our camp in Maine and had a bag of frozen shrimp and a slab of frozen bacon left. I looked up shrimp and bacon recipes and this one popped up. It was wonderful especially on a windy, wet fall evening with good Maine neighbors. Great flavor contrasts between the sweetness of the shrimp and saltiness of the bacon. Will definitely make it again.

  2. Really delicious! I made this just as written but also threw in a bit of Cajun seasoning as I was serving it with red beans & rice for my family and then roasted cauliflower for myself. Really easy, family friendly and keto-friendly. I will definitely make again!

    1. Just made this with my fiance for dinner. We both started keto a couple months ago and recipes like this make it so easy to stick to it. We followed the recipe exactly, except we only had 1lb of shrimp. Also, we wanted our bacon crispy (we also had thick cut) so we continued cooking the bacon until it was the done-ness we like (very crispy) as the bacon is not cooked more beyond its initial cook. Seriously recommend! We served it over shirataki noodles we cooked in butter with salt, pepper, garlic powder and a dash of the same Italian season called for in the recipe. Im sending this to all of my friends & family, keto or not.

  3. Threw in some brussel sprouts, served it over angel hair pasta and my family devoured it! Will definitely be making again soon!

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