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Pesto Shrimp Pasta

Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep time 8 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup shrimp pasta and 1 tablespoon cheese)
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

Ingredients

  • 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)

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

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