Pesto and Pasta with Lemon and Shrimp

Pesto and Pasta with Lemon and Shrimp

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based on 13 reviews
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10 min.
20 min.
4 Servings

Spend more time enjoying this Pesto and Pasta with Lemon and Shrimp than preparing it! Grated lemon peel adds a fresh and citrusy touch to this simple and elegant dish.


  • 1 package BUITONI Refrigerated Linguine (9 oz.), prepared according to package directions
  • 8 ounces cooked medium shrimp, kept warm
  • 1 container BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Reduced Fat Pesto with Basil (7 oz.)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
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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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(Almost) Perfect Pasta

I sort of used this recipe as a basis of my meal. Because Buitoni pasta was not available at my grocery store, I opted for dried linguini instead. I added a little twist to this recipe by roasting a container of grape tomatoes and adding those to the mixture. The lemon offered the perfect tangy flavor to the pasta, though I chose to add more than was called for. This recipe, because of the pre-cooked elements, is perfect for entertaining so that you can actually mingle with your guests instead of being stuck in the kitchen!

- Lindsie from


it looks real great and it's look lokks great but i am allergic to shrimp oand or shelfish and or seafood!!!!!!! but my mom says it it good she is not alergic!!!!!

- pastriechef from dawson springs, ky

A family pleaser!

I really liked this recipe, but I did make a few changes. I added a half of a red bell pepper (finely chopped), and some minced garlic. I initially sauteed the pepper, garlic & green onion together then added the rest of the ingredients (I thought the amount of lemon zest was perfect). This dish also makes for good leftovers!!

- Cristina Steele from

a slight change

I make this but add 1/2 pound of cooked scallops (in addition to the shrimp). It's a yummy seafood dinner.

- Christine from Providence, RI


This meal was so fast and delicious. I added saute onions to give it a little kick!!! It was excellent. My husband and I enjoyed it.

- Miranda from Pembrok Pines, FL

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 465
  • Calories from Fat: 194
  • Total Fat: 21.5g (33% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 6.3g (31% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 193mg (64% of DV)
  • Sodium: 601mg (24% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 43.8g (14% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g (16% of DV)
  • Sugars: 3.9g
  • Protein: 16.9g
  • Vitamin A: 0% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 3% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 19% of DV

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

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