20 Minute Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta
Shrimp Pesto Pasta on your table in 20 minutes! This pasta is loaded with juicy shrimp and bathed in a sun-dried tomato pesto that is OUT OF THIS WORLD!  This quick an easy dinner boasts more flavor than a 5 star restaurant at a fraction of the cost!  It is guaranteed to become a new favorite that is easy enough for everyday but gourmet enough for special occasions and company
    Servings Prep Time
    6-8 servings 5minutes
    Cook Time
    10minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    6-8 servings 5minutes
    Cook Time
    10minutes
    Sun-Dried Tomato Shrimp Pesto Pasta
    Ingredients
    • 1pound linguine
    • 1pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
    • 1cup reserved pasta water
    • 1/2cup grated Parmesan cheese
    Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Pesto
    • 18.5 oz. jar sun-dried tomatoes in oil
    • 1cup fresh basil leaves, packed
    • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
    • 1 small shallot, peeled
    • 2tablespoons almonds
    • 1tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    • 1tablespoon tomato paste
    • 1/2teaspoon red pepper flakes
    • 1/2teaspoon oregano
    • 1/2teaspoon pepper
    • 1teaspoon salt
    Instructions
    1. Cook the pasta in salted water. Once al dente, drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta cooking water.
    2. Meanwhile, add Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Pesto ingredients to a food processor and process until finely chopped.
    3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Once hot, add Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Pesto and saute for 1 minute. Add shrimp and continue to saute just until shrimp are opaque. Stir in Parmesan cheese until mostly melted, then add pasta and toss to coat, adding enough reserved pasta water to moisten to desired consistency (I used 3/4 cup).
    4. Garnish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.