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One-Pot Shrimp Pesto Pasta
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14 INGREDIENTS • 7 STEPS • 1HR

One-Pot Shrimp Pesto Pasta

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Dinner comes together in a snap by cooking succulent shrimp and pasta all in the same pan. Tossed with a fresh spinach and basil pesto sauce and garnished with sweet baby tomatoes for a bright and colorful dish.
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Jessica Gavin
I'm Jessica Gavin, a certified culinary scientist and I like to make simple family friendly recipes while sharing knowledge of food science.
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Dinner comes together in a snap by cooking succulent shrimp and pasta all in the same pan. Tossed with a fresh spinach and basil pesto sauce and garnished with sweet baby tomatoes for a bright and colorful dish.
1HR
Total Time
$5.67
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
4
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Pesto Sauce
Fresh Baby Spinach
4 cups
Fresh Baby Spinach, loosely packed
Fresh Basil Leaf
2 cups
Fresh Basil Leaves, loosely packed
Garlic
3 cloves
Garlic, peeled
Walnut
1/2 cup
Walnut
Parmesan Cheese
1/2 cup
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Shrimp Pasta
Shrimp
1 lb
Shrimp, peeled, deveined
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tbsp
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Penne Pasta
8 oz
Penne Pasta
Vegetable Stock
4 cups
Vegetable Stock
Cherry Tomato
1 cup
Cherry Tomato, halved
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
757
Fat
45.6 g
Protein
38.4 g
Carbs
51.8 g
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step 1
In a food processor, add Fresh Baby Spinach (4 cups), Fresh Basil Leaves (2 cups), Garlic (3 cloves), Walnut (1/2 cup), Parmesan Cheese (1/2 cup), and Kosher Salt (1/2 tsp). Process pesto by pulsing 5 to 7 times to help break down the leaves and garlic.
step 1 In a food processor, add Fresh Baby Spinach (4 cups), Fresh Basil Leaves (2 cups), Garlic (3 cloves), Walnut (1/2 cup), Parmesan Cheese (1/2 cup), and Kosher Salt (1/2 tsp). Process pesto by pulsing 5 to 7 times to help break down the leaves and garlic.
step 2
Turn the food processor to low speed. As it's running, slowly drizzle in Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (1/2 cup) until smooth with some smaller pieces remaining, about 10 seconds from start to finish. Season to taste with salt. Transfer pesto to a small bowl and set aside.
step 2 Turn the food processor to low speed. As it's running, slowly drizzle in Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (1/2 cup) until smooth with some smaller pieces remaining, about 10 seconds from start to finish. Season to taste with salt. Transfer pesto to a small bowl and set aside.
step 3
In a medium bowl, combine Shrimp (1 lb), Kosher Salt (1/2 tsp), and Ground Black Pepper (1/4 tsp).
step 4
Heat a large high sided skillet or dutch oven over medium heat. Add Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (1 Tbsp). Once hot, add the shrimp in a single layer. Cook shrimp until it is opaque and pink in color, about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer shrimp to a clean plate.
step 4 Heat a large high sided skillet or dutch oven over medium heat. Add Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (1 Tbsp). Once hot, add the shrimp in a single layer. Cook shrimp until it is opaque and pink in color, about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer shrimp to a clean plate.
step 5
Add Penne Pasta (8 oz) and Vegetable Stock (4 cups) to the pot. Bring the liquid to a boil over high heat. Cook and frequently stir until the pasta is tender, and only a small amount of the liquid remains to make a light sauce, about 15 to 17 minutes. Turn off the heat.
step 5 Add Penne Pasta (8 oz) and Vegetable Stock (4 cups) to the pot. Bring the liquid to a boil over high heat. Cook and frequently stir until the pasta is tender, and only a small amount of the liquid remains to make a light sauce, about 15 to 17 minutes. Turn off the heat.
step 6
Add ½ cup of the pesto sauce and gently stir to combine with the pasta. Add more to taste, or save to use for another dish. Add shrimp back to the pan, toss to combine.
step 6 Add ½ cup of the pesto sauce and gently stir to combine with the pasta. Add more to taste, or save to use for another dish. Add shrimp back to the pan, toss to combine.
step 7
Add the Cherry Tomato (1 cup) evenly over the pasta, and garnish with additional basil leaves, chopped walnuts, and parmesan cheese if desired. Portion out the shrimp pesto pasta into bowls and serve immediately.
step 7 Add the Cherry Tomato (1 cup) evenly over the pasta, and garnish with additional basil leaves, chopped walnuts, and parmesan cheese if desired. Portion out the shrimp pesto pasta into bowls and serve immediately.
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American
Kid-Friendly
Dinner
One-Pot
Pasta
Seafood
Shellfish
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