Spaghetti Alfredo with Shrimp, Bacon, and Veggies

Happy Sunday! Today was a pretty lazy day. We all slept in, went to the grocery store (been a long time, so our cart was overflowing), watched TV, played, and read. I cooked this yummy dinner.

I knew I wanted to make some kind of shrimp pasta possibly with Alfredo sauce. This was not your ordinary pasta Alfredo. I hope you give it a try one night!

Spaghetti Alfredo with Shrimp, Bacon, and Veggies

Ingredients

1/2 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
1 head of broccoli, just the florets
1 container of mushrooms, sliced
6 sliced of bacon, cooked and chopped
1 pound of shrimp- peeled and deveined
1 container of Alfredo sauce or make your own- https://funfoodiefamily.com/2013/09/02/shrimp-and-broccoli-angel-hair-alfredo/
butter, 1/2 stick
olive oil, 1/2 cup
salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Heat a large skillet and cook your bacon. Once done, set aside and drain on a plate with paper towels to soak up oil.

Add a table spoon of butter to your bacon fat. Cook your chopped onion on med.-low heat until soft, about 5-6 minutes. Add your garlic and cook about 3 minutes more. Add your broccoli and mushrooms. Add a few more turns of olive oil. Add some salt and pepper. Cook down about 15 minutes or so. I like the broccoli to still have a bite to it and be bright green. Cook to your preference. Season to your preference. Add your Alfredo sauce and combine. Turn to low.

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Meanwhile, Bring salted water to a boil and cook your pasta.

Saute your shrimp in another pan. Cook about 4 minutes and add to your sauce. Add the pasta to the sauce. Add a bit of starchy pasta water if needed. Mix to combine. Chop bacon and add on top. Perfection!!!! Teach cute little shrimp lovers how to take off the tails!

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Creamy Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Ravioli

I made this last night to take for lunches this week. It was very easy to make; a semi-homemade dish, if you will. Ravioli was Buitoni, alfredo sauce was jarred by Classico and added caramelized onions, mushrooms, and white wine.

Pretty simple, ya’ll…Slice 1 onion nice and thin. Slice your mushrooms in half or thirds- larger sized chucks. Reduced them down in 3 tablespoons of butter. Make sure to salt and pepper your veggies. Stir and cook down for about 10-15 minutes. Add in your white wine at the end, stir, and  reduce down about 5 more minutes. Add the jar of sauce.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the directions on the package. Add the cooked ravioli to the sauce and mix well.

Top with parmesan. So good!

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