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Creamy Pesto Linguine with Shrimp

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It’s Day 12 in the Blogging A-Z Challenge and today’s letter is L.

Again, I tossed around a lot of ideas and ingredients – Lemon, Lime, Lamb, Lentils…

I settled on Linguini because we adore pasta of any kind, and this one has shrimp. You can use Chicken if you want, we do sometimes, but I prefer Shrimp.

Creamy Pesto Linguini with Shrimp

Creamy Pesto Linguini with Shrimp


  • 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


  1. Cook your pasta in a boiling pot of water for 8-10 minutes, drain.
  2. In a skillet on the stove, add a few splashes of olive oil and saute your onion over medium heat until it is translucent.
  3. Stir in your garlic and your butter, and saute it for about a minute or so.
  4. 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.
  5. Add your Parmesan or Romano Cheese and stir until completely melted.
  6. Next, stir in the pesto, tomatoes and shrimp. Cook for another 4-5 minutes.
  7. Toss with your linguini and you're good to go. Ready in minutes but tastes like it took hours.

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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!!!!


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


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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