One Pan Pasta With Creamy Shrimp and Pesto Sauce
25 mins (prep 5, cooking 20)
9 ingredients
3 servings
This recipe from Sunset uses only one pan. Yup, a single pan! The secret is to use frozen cooked shrimp and prepared pesto. When I make it, I thaw the shrimp by putting them in the same colander I am going to use for the pasta. Then I pour the pasta and its boiling water over the shrimp, and--voila--thawed shrimp! The recipe is very pesto-y, so, if you like, feel free to cut down on the pesto and use more sun-dried tomatoes. Also, use whatever pasta shape you like (we prefer long noodles, for instance).

Categories:  pasta,-rice-and-grains , 3-steps-or-less , shrimp , taste~mood , romantic , pasta , penne , time-to-make , <-30-mins , easy , main-dish , shellfish , seafood ,
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Serving Size (26.63 g)
Servings 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 26.22 Calories from Fat 8.28
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.92g 4.27%
Saturated Fat 0.25g 3.82%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 13.21mg 13.21%
Sodium 50.47mg 6.31%
Total Carbohydrate 0.05g 0.05%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.01 g %
Protein 4.42g 26.51%
Vitamin A 6.51IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 1.97mg% Iron 0.19mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dry penne pasta, cooked shrimp, frozen, prepared pesto sauce, whipping cream, drained, sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, salt and pepper