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Pesto and Pasta with Lemon and Shrimp

Pesto and Pasta with Lemon and Shrimp
Makes:
4
Prep Time:
10
minutes
Total Time:
20
minutes
based on
13 reviews
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.

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Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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.


Reviews:

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  •  Star(s)

    (Almost) Perfect Pasta

    Lindsie from

    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!

  •  Star(s)

    exellent

    pastriechef from dawson springs, ky

    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!!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    A family pleaser!

    Cristina Steele from

    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!!

  •  Star(s)

    a slight change

    Christine from Providence, RI

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

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy!

    Miranda from Pembrok Pines, FL

    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.

  •  Star(s)

    Amazing!

    BW from Virginia

    Using other reviewers' suggestions as a guideline I added extra lemon juice (a whole lemon) and I sauteed 1/2 a chopped red bell pepper and some fresh chives and added it to the mix. This was the best dish from this website that I've tried so far. My husband gave me extra hugs after dinner!! I'll definitely make it again!

  •  Star(s)

    verry good!

    amalia from canada

    Tt was the best ever - Thank you!

  •  Star(s)

    Beautiful Dish

    M.W. from

    This meal is very appealing in terms of taste, color and texture. My family thought it was delicious! The ease of preparation is a big plus. I did double the shrimp portions,we love our seafood!

  •  Star(s)

    Don't let Em cook

    AJ from Halifax, N.S

    My roomate made me this and I was almost sick. I love shrimp but come on now... ewwww.

  •  Star(s)

    Easy to make

    Bonnie from Walnut, CA

    This recipe is really easy to make! For sure I'll make it again.

  •  Star(s)

    Different

    Tierney from Miami

    I am always searching for new shrimp recipes, and this one was quick and tasty. I could not find lemon peel, so I just squeezed some lemon juice in instead. The taste of the dish was unique; be careful not to pour too much of the sauce over the pasta, the pesto could get overbearing. Overall a good dish to try at least once.

  •  Star(s)

    MMM

    Sandie from Pontiac Michigan

    If your a pasta and shrimp lover,this is a must try!It was quick,easy,and YUMMY!Also tried it was chicken breast and it was good!GREAT for a family on the run!

  •  Star(s)

    Pasta Lovin

    Brian Bergey from Salem, OR

    Not bad...it would GREAT if you added vegatables with it! Try it with chicken instead of shrimp too.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • 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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Pesto and Pasta with Lemon and Shrimp

Ingredients

  • 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

 

Directions

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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