Pesto Shrimp Pasta

Pesto Shrimp Pasta


Prep Time:  20 minutes
Cook Time:  10 minutes
Ready In:  minutes


Yields or Serves:  4

[Total: 1   Average: 5/5]

This easy pasta dish is made with homemade basil pesto that you will want to serve for a light and healthy dinner.

  • 1 Pound Spaghetti (Or Pasta Of Choice)
  • 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil (Divided)
  • 1 Cup Fresh Basil
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (Peeled)
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Pound Uncooked Shrimp (Peeled & Deveined)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. In food processor or blender combine 2 tablespoons olive oil, basil, lemon juice, garlic and kosher salt. Process until smooth.
  3. In large-size skillet add remaining olive oil over a medium heat. Add shrimp and red pepper flakes. Cook and stir until shrimp turns pink.
  4. Drain pasta and place in large-size bowl. Add basil mixture. Toss to coat. Add shrimp and mix well.
  5. Serve immediately.
  6. Serves 4
  7. Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cook Time: 10 Minutes Total Time: 30 Minutes
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Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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