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Shrimp on Cheesed Pasta Shells Cajun Style

Three cheese pasta shells and some shrimp love turned out pretty good. It's a crappy pic but worth the labor. Chicken (cooked) substituted for the shrimp would turn out mighty fine.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Style American, Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 1019kcal
Author Shawn


Shrimp Parts

  • 2 cups shrimp
  • 3 ox bacon (strips, thick, cut down middle long way then ¼ inch pieces.)
  • 5 tsp garlic ( ='s 5 chopped)
  • 1 tbs Cottonmouth
  • 2 tbs parsley

Baked Part

  • 1 lb pasta shells (medium)
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded )
  • 3/4 cup parmigiano ( shredded)
  • 15 oz ricotta


Shrimp Construction

  • Clean, peel shrimp, and cover in Cottonmouth then set aside.
  • In a medium heat pan throw in bacon pieces and push around.
  • When they turn brown or resemble cooked bacon throw in garlic.
  • Push the garlic around until it’s browning.
  • Throw in shrimp where all are getting a part of the pan.
  • Cook for 3 minutes and turn or begin to stir them around.
  • They don’t have to be fully cooked but a nice sear from bacon grease is nice.
  • Take off heat and stir in most your parsley. Keep enough for garnish.

Bake The Cake

  • At some point above get a pot of water boiling.
  • Add 2 dashes of salt and shot of olive oil.
  • Drop shells in boiling water for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat to 350 degrees
  • Drain or strain pasta shells water then put back in pot.
  • Add the 2 cups of cheddar cheese (the bag), all the ricotta, and ¾ cup parmigiano cheese.
  • Stir all up in pasta until well mixed.
  • Drop in the shrimp and bacon concoction and stir in well also.
  • In a small Pyrex dump that magic pot of gold in it.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes. Mine took 40.
  • Love this one! Hope you do too!


If you are using your own brand of cajun seasoning be careful how much you add to the shrimp because of its salt content. I added no salt to the bacon shrimp concoction because I figured the bacon would fix it.

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➕ Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Shrimp on Cheesed Pasta Shells Cajun Style
Amount Per Serving (355 g)
Calories 1019 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 24g150%
Cholesterol 288mg96%
Sodium 1549mg67%
Potassium 559mg16%
Carbohydrates 92g31%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 61g122%
Vitamin A 1770IU35%
Vitamin C 6.3mg8%
Calcium 982mg98%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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