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Shrimp Pesto Pasta

Shrimp Pesto Pasta is a great weeknight recipe. Shrimp is simmered in a decadent creamy pesto sauce and tossed with your favorite pasta.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 553 kcal



  • 1 pound dried linguine or other long noodle
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced, divided
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons prepared pesto you can find this in the deli section of your local grocery store


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Strain and set aside. While, your pasta is cooking you can cook your prawns and start your sauce.
  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add garlic cook just until fragrant about 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add heavy cream, sour cream and pesto. Stir to combine and cook until warmed through about 3 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for 5-6 minutes or until the shrimp are pink.
  • Add pasta, stir to combine and coat the pasta with the sauce.


For a spicier variation add 1/8 teaspoon of crushed red peppers to the pan at the beginning of step 3. 
If you need tips on how to peel and devein shrimp check out my how to guide
Nutrition information for estimation purposes only. 


Calories: 553kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 23gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 152mgSodium: 498mgPotassium: 318mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 940IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 128mgIron: 3mg
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Keywords: noodles, pasta, pesto, pesto pasta, prawn, shrimp