An easy pasta dinner recipe with pesto sauce, tomatoes, and shrimp.
5 from 2 votes

Shrimp Pesto Pasta Recipe

Shrimp Pesto Pasta is full of pesto flavor, loading with seared shrimp and bursting with roasted cherry tomatoes.  It makes a quick, easy, and healthy pasta dinner recipe or a romantic date night dish.  This pesto pasta recipe can easily be made gluten-free and vegetarian, too!

Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 496 kcal
Author London


  • 1 lb. shrimp 21/25 count, peeled, deveined
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 10 oz. fettuccine pasta or tagliatelle, gluten-free
  • ½ cup pesto sauce prepared
  • ½ roasted cherry tomatoes recipe
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ½ tsp. salt to taste
  • Parmesan cheese optional


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat add olive oil and shrimp. Cook shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side or until cooked through.
  3. Toast pine nuts at 375 degrees for 4-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until golden brown.
  4. Toss drained pasta with pesto sauce, roasted cherry tomatoes, and salt, to taste.
  5. Serve pasta with shrimp, a sprinkle of pine nuts, and parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Pesto Pasta Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 496 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 231mg77%
Sodium 1169mg51%
Potassium 311mg9%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 944IU19%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 181mg18%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.