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Creamy Pesto Linguine with Shrimp

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A super easy, budget friendly weeknight dinner. Creamy Pesto Linguine with Shrimp is made with frozen mini shrimp and is super simple! 

Creamy Pesto Linguine with Shrimp

We settled on making this delicious Creamy Pesto Linguine with Shrimp, because I almost always have linguine on hand in my pantry.

I also happened to have an opened bag of frozen baby shrimp in the freezer.

We love pasta and this meal is hearty and delicious.

Creamy Pesto Linguine with Shrimp

Ingredients & Substitutions

Ingredients for Creamy Pesto Linguine with Shrimp:

  • linguine
  • onion
  • garlic
  • butter
  • milk
  • salt & pepper
  • parmesan cheese
  • pesto
  • shrimp
  • tomatoes
  • flour

Substitution ideas:

  • add veggies
  • change the shrimp to chicken or sausage or beef
  • add different herbs instead of the pesto
  • use different seasonings and spices

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Creamy Pesto Linguine with Shrimp

Creamy Pesto Linguini with Shrimp

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A super easy, budget friendly weeknight dinner. Creamy Pesto Linguine with Shrimp is made with frozen mini shrimp and is super simple! 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Pasta and Rice
Cuisine American
Servings 4 -6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 16 oz pkg. of linguine pasta
  • ½ c. onion chopped
  • ¼ c. garlic minced
  • ½ c. butter
  • 2 c. milk
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 ½ c. grated Parmesan or Romano cheese or use both!
  • ¾ c. of pesto
  • 1 lb.of cooked shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 roma tomatos diced
  • 2-3 Tbs. flour
  • a couple of splashes of olive oil for cooking

Instructions
 

  • Cook your pasta in a boiling pot of water for 8-10 minutes, drain.
  • In a skillet on the stove, add a few splashes of olive oil and saute your onion over medium heat until it is translucent.
  • Stir in your garlic and your butter, and saute it for about a minute or so.
  • Get your measuring cup of milk and dissolve a couple of pinches of flour into it. Stir well. Add the salt and pepper to the milk and flour. Now pour the whole thing into the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add your Parmesan or Romano Cheese and stir until completely melted.
  • Next, stir in the pesto, tomatoes and shrimp. Cook for another 4-5 minutes.
  • Toss with your linguini and you’re good to go. Ready in minutes but tastes like it took hours.
Keyword easy pasta recipes, weeknight dinners
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Barbara | Creative Culinary

Tuesday 17th of April 2012

Oh yum. Sounds delicious. I know, I know...I've used two words that are food blogger no no's but I'm a rebel and doggone it, it is what it is.

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

Monday 16th of April 2012

I'm game for anything pesto, and the addition of shrimp just makes it even better :)

Jen @ Juanita's cocina

Saturday 14th of April 2012

Oh yummmmmm. This looks divine!

And the site is looking fabulous!!!!

Kate

Friday 13th of April 2012

Love Linguini & will be trying your pesto recipe as soon as I gather the ingredients. :) Kate Follow & A to Z Visit http://whenkateblogs.blogspot.com/

Jackie

Friday 13th of April 2012

Hi I'm stoppin over from A to Z .Chicken Linguini , yummm. I don't like shrimp .

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