Instant Shrimp Pesto Pasta Recipe

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Healthy Shrimp Pesto Pasta Recipe
Healthy Shrimp Pesto Pasta

While reviewing my grocery list in SM Hypermarket yesterday, I saw this recipe at the back of McCormick Pesto Sauce Mix. Since I love shrimp and pesto pasta, i just grabbed the Pesto Mix and bought the additional ingredients to customize the recipe.

Healthy Shrimp Pesto Pasta Recipe
Easy to Cook Pasta

Instant Shrimp Pesto Pasta Recipe

Total Time: (25 MIN) SERVES: ( 4 )


  • 1/4 kilo large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 200 grams of PENNE Pasta
  • 1 Cup of All-Purpose Cream
  • 1 pack McCormick Pesto Pasta Sauce Mix (30g)
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 cloves of garlic (chopped)

Directions : Four Easy Steps

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add PENNE Pasta , and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a medium pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Mix the butter and shrimp before adding the Pesto mix then season with pepper. Cook 6 to 8 minutes, then add the cup of all-purpose cream.
  3. Cook over medium heat until warmed. Do not boil.
  4. Turn heat off and toss in cooked pasta. Add fresh Basil leaves on top for garnish or you may sprinkle Parmesan cheese.

Healthy Shrimp Pesto Pasta Recipe
Shrimp Pesto Pasta

I used fresh basil leaves and Green Ice Lettuce for the garnishing.  This easy to cook pasta recipe is best paired with molasses dinner rolls.

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