Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep Time
8 Mins
Cook Time
15 Mins
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

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast

Ratings & Reviews

rcmorgan87's Review

April 19, 2010
Great recipe. I think the recipe really depends on the pesto you purchase since that is the main flavor. It is fast to prepare and my 3 y/o and 5 y/o ate all of it. I did chop up some fresh basil and put it on top with the cheese. We just served this with some french bread. We will make this again for sure.

KRaider's Review

March 25, 2011
So quick and easy. Tasted great as-well. New staple meal in my house.

redwingpond's Review

July 24, 2012

klstanle's Review

May 13, 2010
First recipe I have tried on this site, and it was amazing!! Flavors were perfect together, maybe would add more tomatoes next time. Yummm.

socorro411's Review

May 24, 2013
Good fast and easy!

Crackerjack's Review

March 04, 2010
This is super simple to make, but yields delicious results. My 4 year old gives it the thumbs up as well (her favorite food is shrimp, though.) The fresh tomatoes give it a great fresh flavor. I think I would buy fresh basil to go with this, as is suggested. I would even make this for a dinner party It took me about 20 minutes to make this. I didn't alter the recipe at all except to add some salt to the water that I boiled the shrimp in. I would make this for a weeknight meal or a special occasion. I served it with French bread and a green salad.

Quick and tasty

July 17, 2015
Good tasting, easy weeknight meal