Pesto and Pasta with Lemon and Shrimp Recipe -
Pesto and Pasta with Lemon and Shrimp Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Pesto and Pasta with Lemon and Shrimp

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"You'll spend more time enjoying this dish than preparing it! Add a loaf of hearty bread and a salad and you'll have a well-rounded dinner."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Combine pesto and lemon peel in medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, for 6 to 8 minutes or until heated through. Transfer cooked pasta to serving plates. Top with sauce and shrimp. Sprinkle with green onion.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 25, 2009

I made this last week, and it was amazing. I just mixed everything into the pasta, so all the pasta was covered in the pesto. Instead of lemon peel, I just squeezed some lemon juice into the pesto mix and instead of onions, I just used some chives, sprinkled over the whole thing. It was absolutely amazing and tasty. I recommend this for everyone to try.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 21, 2009

I was kinda bummed about how little flavor this had. I fallowed the recipe exactly. After that didn't seem to work I added to it more pesto and lemon. After that was still to bland for my husband, I finally just added a jar white sauce to it. It was pretty good after that but was still lackig for us. Don't know if it was the pesto I had or if it just wasn't a good recipe for us. But I don't think I'll be trying it again anytime soon.


9 Ratings

Jul 14, 2009

So good! I made this for lunch today it's awesome. Probably the best super simple recipe I've ever used. I used some dried pasta that I had in my cupboard and used lemon juice instead of peel since it's what I had on hand. I used precooked frozen shrimp and it turned out great. Great recipe for someone that is just learning how to cook and wants to easily impress someone. YUM!

Aug 12, 2009

The only change I made to this recipe was cooking my own linguini rather than using the pre-cooked Buitoni linguini. I thought the meal was very boring. The only positive is that this meal is super easy. I used medium peeled cooked shrimp from a bag and I think thats where the recipe goes wrong. I would recommend that you cook and season your own shrimp. Some sort of lemon garlic mixture would be good. Either way, I would not recommend this recipe as is.

Jul 20, 2009

Used 1.5 tsp zest and 1 tsp juice. Excellent!

Aug 26, 2009

Not a lot of flavor, its very boring, but didnt take a lot of time to make. I wouldnt recommend to anyone.

Jul 15, 2009

This was so simple and easy a great new way for shrimp


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  • Calories
  • 431 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.4 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 143 mg
  • 48%
  • Fat
  • 17.4 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 24.1 g
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 525 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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