This Fettuccine with Shrimp, Pancetta, Mushrooms in a creamy tomato sauce is one of those pasta dishes that hits the mark! I discovered the basic recipe to this dish about 20 years ago and have been making it ever since.
Originally this recipe is vegetarian but today I cooked up some pancetta and shrimp to add to the pasta sauce and it’s really delicious. I had a container of pre-diced pancetta but I would have liked bigger sized pieces so I’d recommend you dice your own to get a good size. The smaller bits got a little lost, but they do add a nice flavor to the dish. For the shrimp, I sautéed them with the pancetta when it was almost done. I think you could cook them directly in the sauce when you add the tomatoes since shrimp don’t take very long to cook.
I hope you’ll give this recipe a try. But be forewarned, it might just become your new favorite way to prepare a pasta meal!Print
Fettuccine with Shrimp, Pancetta, Mushrooms in a Creamy Tomato Sauce
- 1 lb fettuccine
- 1 lb shrimp, peeled, deveined
- 1/2 C. diced pancetta
- 2 Tbls. olive oil or butter
- 12 oz. container sliced mushrooms (I prefer the brown ones vs. white ones)
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 14oz. cans fire roasted tomatoes
- 1/4 C. white wine
- 1/2 C. heavy cream
- 1/2 C. shredded parmesan cheese
- Salt & pepper, to taste as needed
- Cook fettuccine according to package directions.
- In skillet, cook diced pancetta until almost done then add the shrimp. Cook until shrimp are pink, a couple minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
- In same skillet, saute mushrooms in remaining pancetta grease, or use 2 Tbls. olive oil or butter, whichever you like. Cook mushrooms until they brown and juices start to evaporate.
- Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Then add the tomatoes and wine and cook an additional 2 minutes.
- Add cream and simmer another minute or so. Keep warm.
- Drain pasta and add to the sauce. Toss with parmesan cheese. Taste and add a little salt & pepper, if desired.
You could garnish with chopped basil or parsley if you have some!