Creamy Pesto Shrimp

Creamy Pesto Shrimp

World Cuisine European Italian

One of our family's favorites, it's also great when made with crab meat instead of the shrimp.

Servings per recipe: 8
Calories per serving: 646
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 30m


  • 1 pound linguine pasta
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup pesto
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined


  • 1   Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguine pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
  • 2   In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in cream, and season with pepper. Cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • 3   Stir Parmesan cheese into cream sauce, stirring until thoroughly mixed. Blend in the pesto, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until thickened.
  • 4   Stir in the shrimp, and cook until they turn pink, about 5 minutes. Serve over the hot linguine.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 42.5g 65%
    Saturated Fat 24.0g  
Cholesterol 210mg 70%
Sodium 437mg 17%
Potassium 217mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2.7g 11%
Protein 23.1g 46%
Sugars 0g  
Vitamin A 1470IU  
Vitamin C 2mg  
Calcium 254mg  
Iron 4mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 7mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 54mg  
Folate 107mcg