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Garlicky Pesto Shrimp Pasta

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Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4


  • 8 oz Spaghetti (and 2 ladles of pasta water reserved)
  • 1 TBSP Butter
  • ½-1 lb Shrimp - deveined
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 cup Garlicky Pesto


  • In a pot of salty water, cook your spaghetti according to the package instructions.
  • In a deep pan, over medium heat, melt your butter.
  • Add in your shrimp in a single layer. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
    You will see their tails start to curl and they will start to turn pink in color. Cook for about 30-60 seconds on each side.
    Shrimp cook extremely fast so it's important to watch them. You will want to take them out about 5 seconds too early because they will finish cooking once they are added back into the pan.
  • Remove the shrimp out of the pan and set aside.
  • Add in your pesto and your cooked spaghetti, toss.
  • Ladle in 1-2 ladles of hot pasta water to make the sauce.
  • Add back in your shrimp and toss.