Pesto Shrimp Pasta

Pesto Shrimp Pasta Recipe
Photo: Oxmoor House
This delectable pasta dish features swirls of tender angel hair, plump shrimp, and grape tomatoes tossed with pesto. Garnish with sprigs of basil just before serving for extra color and a burst of freshness.

Prep: 8 minutes; Cook: 15 minutes


4 servings (serving size: 1 cup shrimp pasta and 1 tablespoon cheese)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 8 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 320
Caloriesfromfat 31 %
Fat 11 g
Satfat 2.7 g
Monofat 6.3 g
Polyfat 1.7 g
Protein 31.4 g
Carbohydrate 23.6 g
Fiber 1.9 g
Cholesterol 220 mg
Iron 4.7 mg
Sodium 505 mg
Calcium 189 mg


4 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
6 cups water
1 1/4 pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp
1/4 cup commercial pesto, divided
1 cup halved grape tomatoes
1/4 cup (1 ounce) shaved fresh Parmesan cheese
Basil sprigs (optional)


1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.

2. While pasta cooks, bring 6 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add shrimp; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until done. Drain shrimp; toss with 2 tablespoons pesto and tomatoes. Stir in pasta and 2 tablespoons pesto. Top with cheese. Garnish with basil, if desired.