Pesto Shrimp Linguine Recipe

This Pesto Shrimp Linguine is perfect for weeknight dinners as it's ready in only 30 minutes.
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  • Ready in: 30 minutes
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 15 minutes
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  • Servings: Makes 6 servings OR 4 servings + 2 leftover servings

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  • 3 tablespoons (or 1½ Dinner Mixer packets) Dried Tomato & Garlic Pesto Mix
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 7 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1½ tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1½ pouns (26-30 count) raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1½ tablespoons (or 1 Dinner Mixer packet) Garlic Garlic Seasoning
  • 12 ounces (8 ounces for Dinner Mixer recipe) cooked whole wheat linguine or spaghetti
  • Chopped tomatoes, sliced green onions, shredded or grated Parmesan cheese, optional

cooking methods

  • Stovetop


  1. In microwave-safe dish, combine Dried Tomato & Garlic Pesto Mix, water and 3 tablespoons oil. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute. Let cool 5 minutes. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Set aside.
  2. In large skillet, heat remaining 4 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and Garlic Garlic™ Seasoning; salt and pepper as desired. Sauté until shrimp are opaque and cooked through, about 5-6 minutes.
  3. Add prepared pesto; toss to coat. If making the Dinner Mixer recipe remove 2 servings of shrimp for remix recipe. Add cooked linguine. Garnish with tomatoes, onions and Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Makes 6 servings or 4 servings + 2 leftover servings.

Serve with Pesto Green Beans.

Make Ahead & Freeze: Prepare step 1; place in a quart freezer bag. Place shrimp and Garlic Garlic™ Seasoning in a quart freezer bag. Place cooked pasta and 1 tablespoon oil in a gallon freezer bag. Place all bags in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Continue with step 2, reheating pasta in boiling water for 1 minute.

For remix Pesto Shrimp Po'boys recipe: Place 2 servings cooked pesto shrimp (no pasta) in a storage container. Refrigerate up to 2 days.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Family Favorite! Love this recipe, it's a household favorite that we make over and over. Sometimes I use chicken rather than shrimp. The flavor is delicious and the meal is easy to make!
Date published: 2020-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Will definitely be making this again. My family loved it. Easy to make. We used fresh green beans instead of frozen.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast, Simple and Delicious! I had my parents over for supper and I was able to whip up this meal in less than half an hour! My parents loved it, my 2 year-old loved it, and my husband and I loved how quick and easy it was to make and the flavors were amazing! My husband's signature dish is chicken & shrimp alfredo, and he said he wants to try this recipe with chicken and shrimp and see if it can beat out his alfredo dish!
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVE PESTO SHRIMP I loved this was really simple to make and I thought it was very tastey. My boyfriend, however thought it needed more of the Dried Tomato & Garlic Pesto I will make it again only I will add some additional Pesto Mix and possibly a splash of lemon juice
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and Delicious! I needed something quick for dinner and was tired of fish so tried the recipe and it did not disappoint! In the time it took for the pasta to boil, we had a delicious meal! I added broccoli for some veggies.
Date published: 2016-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A new favorite! This recipe is a new family favorite. I made it once with shrimp as directed and once with chicken and both were delicious. I sautéed cubed boneless chicken thighs in place of the shrimp. It all came together so fast! Goes great with beer bread and a side salad!
Date published: 2016-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flavorful and Fast Pasta Dinner So easy to make, and just the right amount of flavor! Everyone loved it, and I loved that it was done in under 30 minutes!
Date published: 2015-11-09
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