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Sautéed Shrimp with Leeks & Bacon

This 7-ingredient Sautéed Shrimp with Leeks & Bacon dish is a super simple 30-minute meal. This recipe only uses a few ingredients, which allows the shrimp and leeks to shine! This recipe fits the Whole30, Paleo and AIP diet.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 347kcal


  • 2 slices Bacon make sure that it’s sugar free
  • 3 Leeks white part only
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee another oil like Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Avocado oil or coconut oil would make a good substitute (Ghee is an AIP Reintroduction)
  • 2 pounds Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Pepper AIP Reintroduction, optional


  • Add bacon to a large sauté pan over medium high heat.
  • Cook the bacon for about 3-5 minutes or until crispy. You’ll want to flip the bacon halfway through the cooking time.
  • Remove the bacon from the pan and then set aside.
  • Add the ghee and the leeks. Cook the leeks down until they are soft, about 3-5 minutes.
  • While the leeks are cooking add the salt, thyme and if using, the ground pepper.
  • Next add in the shrimp and let them cook for a few minutes before tossing them with the leeks.
  • Let the shrimp cook for another minute or until the shrimp are cooked through.
  • Crumble the bacon and then add that back into the shrimp mixture. Serve immediately.


  • Make sure to clean the leeks thoroughly using this method.
  • This recipe moves quickly so have all your ingredients ready to go.
  • Serve this with a side of cauliflower rice or toss it with your favorite gluten free pasta to make it more substantial.