Pesto Shrimp Pasta

Easy Winter Dinners

2/3/2021, noon

Pesto Shrimp Pasta Servings: 4 / Total Time: 30 mins


• 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti

• 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

• 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves

• 1/4 cup lemon juice

• 2 garlic cloves, peeled

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces

• 3/4 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

• 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


• Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a blender, combine 1 tablespoon oil, basil, lemon juice, garlic and salt; cover and process until smooth.

• In a large skillet, saute asparagus in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Add shrimp and pepper flakes. Cook and stir until shrimp turn pink.

• Drain spaghetti; place in a large bowl. Add basil mixture; toss to coat. Add shrimp mixture and mix well.

Pesto Shrimp Pasta Recipe photo by Taste of Home