Pesto Pasta with Shrimp

20 minutesServes 4
Pesto Pasta with Shrimp


  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb (31-40 ct) peeled/deveined shrimp
  • Kosher salt
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • ½ c your favorite pesto
  • Fresh parmesan, for serving
  • Fresh basil, torn, for serving


Cook spaghetti according to package instructions.

Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium and add olive oil. Once hot, add shrimp and season with salt to taste. Sauté, stirring occasionally until shrimp are pink and opaque, about 4-5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add lemon juice and pesto, stirring to combine. Add pasta to skillet and toss everything well; add more salt if desired. Serve warm topped with freshly grated parmesan and basil.

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