Shrimp and Pea Pesto Pasta

Ann Dunaway Teh & Lesley Baradel
Shrimp and Pea Pesto Pasta
Shrimp and Pea Pesto Pasta

Shrimp and Pea Pesto Pasta

Pesto sauce is a welcome addition to pasta for a change of pace and goes naturally with the flavors of shrimp, peas and fresh tomatoes.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Pasta, Seafood
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 420 kcal


  • 1/2 box angel air pasta whole wheat preferred
  • 1 12-oz bag frozen peas
  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4-5 Tbsp pesto sauce
  • 4 plum tomatoes diced


  • Cook noodles according to package directions. When there is about 2 minutes of cooking time left, add frozen peas to the cooking noodles. When noodles are al dente, drain and put back in pan.
  • Meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large skillet. Add shrimp to pan and cook until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Add pesto to the cooked noodles and peas, stir well to combine. Turn heat to low and add tomatoes and shrimp. Combine well and stir gently until heated through. Serve with Parmesan cheese.


Mix It Up: You can also add other fun, colorful veggies like red, green, or yellow peppers, squash, cucumber, sun dried tomatoes...the list can go on and on which makes this a very fun and creative recipe.
Chef’s Notes: Check out Lesley’s Homemade Pesto recipe. Pesto is super easy to make if you have all the ingredients.


Calories: 420kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 35gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 166mgSodium: 449mgFiber: 11gSugar: 8g
Keyword pesto, shrimp pasta
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Ann Dunaway Teh & Lesley Baradel

Ann Dunaway Teh & Lesley Baradel

We (Lesley and Ann) first met years ago while training for Ironman Wisconsin. Our paths crossed again at Georgia State University while studying to become registered dietitian nutritionists. Over the years, our paths kept crossing and we soon discovered that we shared a love for menu planning. This blossomed into My Menu Pal where we help the food industry up their nutrition game to become their customer's nutrition hero.
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