Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins

I love finding and trying new recipes on Recipezaar. Unfortunately, some of the old family favorites tend to get "temporarily forgotten and misplaced" - like this one! This is from Chef Joe Caruso of Caruso's Italian Ristorante (with a few slight modifications).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly flour chicken cubes and shrimp.
  3. Put 3 tablespoons oil in a large skillet, then heat over medium heat.
  4. Add chicken and shrimp; cook 4 to 5 minutes or until no pink remains in the chicken. Transfer to a platter and keep warm.
  5. Heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat in the same skillet.
  6. Add bacon or pancetta and onion; cook about 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Add chicken, shrimp, salt and white pepper; cook 2 minutes over medium heat.
  8. Add white wine; cook approximately 2 minutes or until wine has reduced by one-half.
  9. In a large bowl, beat eggs, cream, and Italian parsley together until well blended.
  10. Add Parmesan cheese.
  11. Stir until combined.
  12. Pour chicken and shrimp mixture into the egg mixture.
  13. Stir well.
  14. Pour into a casserole shaped Pyrex baking dish.
  15. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until it begins to golden around the edges and the top.
  16. Lightly dust top with a little bit of cracked black pepper and Parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

3 5

Just wondering... did you even bother to Google 'carbonara' anything? Chicken, shrimp, etc... anything? While this was a pretty tasty dish that I may/may not make again (and that my girlfriend was quite pleased with because it incorporated 3 of her favorite meats) this was most definiely NOT carbonara. Quiche or frittata casserole, more like. I'm sorry, but again as tasty as it was - and as much as it will make a good breakfast tomorrow - if you're looking for a chicken and shrimp carbonara recipe this isn't it! Do yourself a favor, Google the term and find another recipe. However, because it was still pretty enjoyable, I give this 3 stars for overall taste.

4 5

I used regular milk with a thickener of corn starch. Less calories than the heavy cream. I also used turkey backon vs the bacon and as well only used 3 eggs. Not much difference - just as rich a taste and a lighter cooking meal. This is a great meal.

5 5

I didn't know what to expect. I've never tried anything like this before Southern Polar Bear. It was amazing, it is definitely a 5* meal with amazing textures and flavours, light & fluffy, rich & creamy. The chicken & shrimp, were tender and juicy. I'm looking forward to breakfast tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.