This easy shrimp pesto pasta recipe was my go-to recipe for last Valentine’s Day. I got this recipe from my mother-in-law, and it was a Valentine’s dinner saver! I have seen several variations of it, and they all seemed to be fairly easy to make, but I decided to give this one a try just because it seemed like the fastest one.
Easy Shrimp Pesto Pasta Recipe
Here is what you are going to need:
- Parsley to garnish (optional)
- Water to cook the pasta
So let’s go ahead and do this!
Pasta for two: I used whole wheat spaghetti pasta, BUT use whichever you have and that you like. Bow tie pasta is the way I learned how to make this recipe, but I used what I had in my pantry. I eyeballed the quantity of pasta used. You can do the same holding the pasta between my thumb and index finger to measure it. I measured twice to get quantity for two.
Shrimp: I used medium size, cooked, tail-off shrimp. Again you can use whichever you like and have at home. There is no rule in quantity here. I usually like to have 10 shrimps for each serving if I use the medium size ones.
Pesto: I brought mine ready to use and had it at home already. It was a win! No rules in quantity. I normally use 2 to 2 ½ tbsp.
Make your pasta first. Boil the water with a pinch of salt, and follow the directions on the package.
After draining your cooked pasta, put together the shrimp and pesto. I did it in very low heat to warm up the shrimp. As you add the pesto, turn off the heat.
Then add the cooked pasta and mix. You are done!
If you try this recipe, let us know in the comments below!
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