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Creamy Pesto Shrimp Pasta

Creamy, cheesy and loaded with bold Mediterranean flair, this pesto shrimp pasta recipe is one you’ll keep in the rotation. Our sun dried tomato pesto adds just the right amount of sweet-and-smoky sun-dried tomato and briny olive flavor—a superb complement to this creamy, buttery sauce.

  • Prep Time

    5min

  • Cook Time

    20min

  • Total Time

    25min

  • Serving Size

    4-6

  • Recipe Category Pasta

  • Recipe Cuisine Italian

  • Level Easy

Recipe By: DeLallo

Ingredients

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package instruction. Drain, reserving ½ cup hot pasta water.
  • Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add shrimp, 3 cloves of minced garlic and salt. Cook shrimp for 2 minutes, or until they turn pink or golden brown. Flip the shrimp over and cook for 1 minute longer. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add pesto and 4 cloves minced garlic. Sauté over medium heat until the garlic becomes fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the heavy cream and bring to a boil. Once boiling, quickly stir in the shredded cheese. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 8-10 minutes. If sauce becomes too thick, add some of the reserved hot pasta water a little at a time to reach desired consistency.
  • Stir in basil, red pepper and paprika. Add hot pasta and shrimp to the sauce. Cook for 2 minutes to marry flavors.
  • Divide among bowls or serve family-style.

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