Two friends sharing food and their lives

Shrimp Pesto Pasta- A 10 Minute Meal- Seriously! 

Shrimp Pesto Pasta- A 10 Minute Meal- Seriously! 

We all have those days where things are not going our way. Today was that day for me. I had three shops to stop at today, and I had to leave 2/3 buying nothing because my kids were acting up. Seriously!! Because it took longer than I expected to accomplish almost nothing, I was pressed for time before dinner. And I have company coming tonight! I trusted that this handy meal would save me, and probably improve my grumpy mood – it did!

It is so delicious. I’ve even made it for people who are not seafood lovers and they are still fans. With a few tricks this meal is made in no more than 10 minutes. It even passed the toddler test!

Shrimp Pesto Pasta

2 tbsp butter or oil

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 package of shrimp, peeled, tail off and deveined preferred, about 2lbs. Can be frozen and run under the tap to thaw when in a pinch

2/3 cup red pesto- I’ve tried several brands so far so good with all of them

1 box skinny noodles, I used cappileni this time but have used spaghettini and spaghetti in the past

Pepper to taste

Run your tap until the hottest possible water comes out then fill your pasta pot. Place on your hottest, biggest stove burner and crank that baby up!

In a large pan, melt butter. Add minced garlic and thawed shrimp and sauté on medium heat, until almost cooked.

By this time your water should have a rolling boil so add the pasta (I did cappileni as it cooks in 3-4 minutes).

Add pesto to mostly cooked shrimp and toss. Reduce heat to low.

Once the pasta is cooked, no need to drain, just grab the noodles out and toss into the pan with the shrimp and pesto. Keep cooking on low- medium heat until the pasta starts sticking to the bottom of the pan. Remove from the heat and enjoy! This pasta is also super tasty as leftovers!


Leave a Reply