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Simply divine, Shrimp Spaghetti Carbonara is light and tasty with buttery noodles and succulent shrimp. It’s one of my all-time favorite meals. Paired with great wine, this is complete comfort food at it’s best.

 Shrimp Spaghetti Carbonara

Shrimp Spaghetti Carbonara + Wine Pairing

This is such a tasty recipe that takes just minutes to prepare, but it has a ‘special’ feel and gourmet flare. It’s great when you want to pump up a weeknight dinner. Even though it’s a quick meal to make, it’s¬†also¬†elegant enough for dinner guests. Which makes it pretty much a perfect recipe! Am I right?

Pro Tip:

This dish cooks fast. I suggest preparing all your ingredients and having them ready before you begin.

Sometimes during the week, I need a good dinner and a nice glass of wine. Who am I kidding? More than one glass of wine. I love, love, love wine and pasta and shrimp…. and wine!


Flavor Notes of Sonoma Coast Chardonnay:

Fruit aromas of Golden Delicious apple, Bosc pear and white peach are accented with toasted nuts, oak spice, a hint of vanilla and a touch of butter. This wine has the signature Sonoma-Cutrer balance between elegance and richness for a medium-bodied, mouth-filling wine. The creamy richness is balanced with a bright acidity and highlighted with flavors of apple, pear and lemon zest.

Pasta. dinner.

More wine, please…

I particularly like this¬†Chardonnay paired with¬†Shrimp Spaghetti Carbonara. Let’s be real, I’m not a¬†wine connoisseur. I know what I like. I know what I like to eat with a Chardonnay. If you’re not particularly fond of a Chardonnay, by all means, try a¬†Pinot Noir instead. I’m of the mindset that you do what you like. If you like Chardonnay with steak, then, by all means, drink Chardonnay with steak!¬†But rules are made to be broken, right? Sometimes, I like to wear my white jeans after labor day! Scandalous!¬†

I became a fan of Sonoma-Cutrer on our first wine tour in 2000. Then I got to visit again this summer. I highly recommend touring the wine country!

You can also ship bottles home or to friends. Wine would make a great gift for those friends you never know quite what to get!

Spaghetti Carbonara with Shrimp w2

My Spaghetti Carbonara recipe featured in the video below is very similar to this Shrimp Carbonara.

Spaghetti Carbonara Shrimp

Shrimp Spaghetti Carbonara + Wine Pairing

Simply divine Shrimp Spaghetti Carbonara is light and tasty with buttery noodles and succulent shrimp. It's delicious, one of my all-time favorites and completely comfort food at it's best.
Author: Paula
4.92 from 12 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
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  • 1 to 1.5 pounds shrimp 16 to 20 count per pound
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 8 slices bacon thick-cut
  • 1 tablespoon onion sweet (like Vidalia), minced
  • 1 tablespoon green onions minced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese shredded, I use this
  • 1 pinch black pepper freshly ground
  • 8 ounce spaghetti pasta I use this


  • Prep all ingredients - cut, dice, slice and shred!
  • Heat a large skillet or saute' pan to med-high heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon from the pan and reserve 2 tablespoons of drippings in pan. Discard the rest. Chop bacon into large pieces and set aside.
  • At the same time, boil noodles according to package directions to al dente stage. Drain.
  • Pat shrimp dry with a paper towel, then salt and pepper both sides. Cook shrimp 1 minute on each side in a pan with bacon grease. Remove shrimp to a plate.
  • Add sweet onion to the pan and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until soft. Add garlic and cook one minute.
  • Mix cream, egg yolks, and cheese together.
  • Add pasta and cream mixture to pan with garlic and onions. Toss and stir. Cook 4 to 5 minutes until egg is cook and cheese is melted. Add green onions, bacon and shrimp to pan and heat through.
  • Serve hot with green salad and crusty bread.


Calories: 492kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 310mg | Sodium: 1061mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 524IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 335mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Paula! This was so good!!!! Perfect as written but haven’t made up my mind if I want to double the cream sauce next time. Taste fancy and so easy. Will definitely make again.

  2. Amazing recipe! I actually used half n half instead of whipping cream. It came out great! I also used the already cooked bacon to save a step. The only thing missing was the chardonnay which I was out of.:( Thanks for sharing!

  3. I want to make this recipe. It sounds and looks amazing! What kind of cream do I use. Is it heavy whipping cream?

  4. This looks absolutely fabulous! We’ll definitely have to check out Sonoma-Cutrer next time we’re in the wine country! Thanks for the recommendation!

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