Shrimp and Bacon Encased in a Cream Cheese Sauce With a Wrapping

“Ragú® Recipe Contest Entry. This dish can be made in the morning and baked in the evening. Craisins (dried cranberries) give this dish a wonderful flavor.”
READY IN:
1hr 5mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Boil 4 quarts water, add salt and rotini pasta. Cook 3 minutes, drain. Do not rinse.
  2. Mince garlic and onions. Crush bacon.
  3. Thaw shrimp, drain and pat dry.
  4. In skillet add 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic, onions, bacon, sea salt, shrimp, lemon pepper, worchestershire sauce. Stir to mix.
  5. Saute until onions are translucent.
  6. Soak craisins in 1 cup hot water, drain, reserve this water.
  7. Add cream cheese to skillet break up in sections to melt. Add 1/2 cup soaked craisins.
  8. Cook on low heat, stirring to mix and blend. Add 1/4 cup craisin water. Mix.
  9. Preheat oven 375*.
  10. In 11X13 deep dish add remaining olive oil.
  11. Add remaining soaked craisins and 1/4 cup craisin water to Ragu sauce. Mix.
  12. Add 1 cup Ragu sauce to dish, then one-half rotini, then cream cheese mixture, one cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat the layer, using all of the layer ingredients.
  13. Use the remaining sauce in the last layer.
  14. Melt margarine and coat bread crumbs. Set aside.
  15. Cover with foil. Bake 45 minutes. Then spread bread crumbs on top. Bake until crumbs are brown. Set 15 minutes before serving.

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