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Pesto Shrimp Pasta

Pesto Shrimp Pasta

  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
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  • 3/4 lb medium Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup Basil pesto
  • 8 oz Angel hair pasta
  • 1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 - 3 tbsp Fresh garlic, sliced
  • 1/2 pint Grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 1/2 cups Fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded Romano or Parmesan cheese


  1. In a small bowl combine shrimp and pesto and toss to coat. Set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to boiling. Add pasta and cook al dente  according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/3 cup pasta water.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat oil over low heat. Add garlic and cook 5 – 7 minutes, or until tender. Transfer to a small bowl. Increase heat to medium. Add shrimp and cook 2 – 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque.
  4. Add tomatoes, spinach, pasta and reserved pasta water and toss to coat. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  5. Transfer to a large serving bowl, sprinkle with Romano and serve.