James Carrier
Makes 3 to 4 servings

This shrimp and pasta recipe is laced with pesto and cream and can be prepared in just 15 minutes and with only 6 ingredients. It goes great with a glass of pinot gris.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a 4- to 6-quart pan over high heat, bring about 3 quarts water to a boil. Add pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender to bite, 7 to 12 minutes. Drain and return to pan.

Step 2

Add shrimp, pesto, cream, broth, and dried tomatoes to pasta; stir over medium heat until hot and evenly incorporated, 2 to 3 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour into serving dish or divide among individual bowls.

Chef's Notes

For extra quick preparation, use frozen cooked shrimp and prepared pesto for this easy-to-assemble dish. To thaw shrimp quickly, place under cold running water for 5 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

GracesHuman's review

September 15, 2015
It is almost wrong for something this good to be so simple. Made as stated with the addition of a little crushed red and the yummy bits at the bottom of the jar of tomatoes. Served w/ spinach salad and garlic bread. I am soooo making this again!

steponme's Review

September 28, 2011
I used raw e-z peel shrimp and put the peeled shrimp in the pasta water a couple of minutes b/4 pasta was done. I also put a little extra cream and broth in addition to using some of the pasta water. I mixed & simmered the sauce b4 adding the shrimp and pasta. Served with a meatless antipasto salad and toasted french bread. This was a simple and delicious meal.

lizzardpisces's Review

February 27, 2009
This was a delicious and easy recipe! I also added a little more broth and cream to keep it from being dry.

spooledup7's Review

August 13, 2012

kascps02's Review

September 30, 2011
Super easy and delicious!