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Easy Garlic Shrimp with Bacon in Creamy Parmesan Sauce

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

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 9
Use Fat Free Half & Half and Turkey Bacon to lower points down to 4.
 
HOW TO STORE LEFTOVERS
  • Store in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition

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