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Shrimp & Pesto Pasta Recipe

Looking for an easy Shrimp & Pesto Pasta recipe? Learn how to make Shrimp & Pesto Pasta using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by papadave65

Makes 6 servings



Asparagus and pesto combine beautifully with fettuccine and shrimp in a light and simple pasta dish that works for family or casual entertaining. Serve with a tomato-and-arugula salad tossed with mustard-balsamic vinaigrette and fruit sorbet for dessert

Recipe Ingredients for Shrimp & Pesto Pasta

8 ounces Whole Wheat Fettuccine
1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 4 cups)
8 oz Roasted Red Peppers, Jarred
1/4 cup Pesto Sauce
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound raw shrimp, (21-25 per pound), peeled and deveined
1 cup dry white wine
1 Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Recipe Directions for Shrimp & Pesto Pasta

  1. 1

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add fettuccine and cook for 3 minutes less than the package directions specify. Add asparagus and continue cooking until the pasta and asparagus are just tender, about 3 minutes more. Reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking water, drain the fettuccine and asparagus and return to the pot. Stir in peppers and pesto. Cover to keep warm.

  3. 2

  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 3 minutes. Add wine, increase heat to high and continue cooking until the shrimp are curled and the wine is reduced, about 3 minutes. Add the shrimp and the reserved cooking water to the pasta; toss to coat. Season with pepper and serve immediately.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 277.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
341
Calories from Fat
55
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.1g
9%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
149mg
50%
Sodium
617mg
26%
Potassium
329mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
33.6g
11%
Dietary Fiber
5.6g
22%
Sugars
1.7g
Protein
25.5g
Vitamin A 37% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 13% Iron 36%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in sugar
  • High in iron
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • Contains alcohol
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